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Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the world around us, and myriad Long Island forces – large and small, corporate and nonprofit, industrial and educational – are rising 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.     Cuomo: No mask, no service in New York State (May 28)…


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…