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Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic and its evolving aftermath are reshaping the world around us, and myriad Long Island forces – large and small, corporate and nonprofit, industrial and academic – have risen to the challenge. Innovate Long Island presents Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus as a real-time journal of this region’s resourceful response to the greatest global challenge since World War II. Stay healthy, dear readers.     Hempstead CARES, and regional colleges love it…


Taking down the hospital’s biggest killer

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Northwell Health clinical study is targeting a notorious killer that preys on weakened hospital patients. By testing white blood cells and monitoring “expression biomarkers,” SeptiCyte – a proprietary technology of Seattle-based Immunexpress – aims to provide faster and more accurate diagnosis of sepsis, a common blood poisoning caused by disease-spreading microorganisms. Pulmonary specialist Mangala Narasimhan, Northwell Health’s director of critical care, is leading a SeptiCyte human trial at North Shore…