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That one time it all worked out for LI, thanks to IPS

By GREGORY ZELLER // A masterstroke of Long Island socioeconomics – how it should work, or at least how regional rainmakers wish it would – has come full circle. Forward Industries, the formerly Florida-based manufacturer that acquired Long Island product developer Intelligent Product Solutions in 2018, has moved its corporate headquarters to Hauppauge – bringing the mountain to Mohammed, so to speak, in a rare case of a corporate parent relocating to its subsidiary’s home…


No. 522: Storming back on Long Island, with elephants, Diamond Jim and some deep-brain neurostimulation

  Right where you left us: Here we are, dear readers – about a week past due, it’s long-awaited Newsletter No. 522, back on track after the surprising and frustrating disruption that was Tropical Storm Isaias. It’s Wednesday, Aug. 12, on Long Island and around the world, and the children shall lead: Today marks the U.N.’s annual International Youth Day. Jan Brady Syndrome: Some youth have it a little harder than others, and so we…


Docs dig deep with brain-based neurostimulator

By GREGORY ZELLER // An innovative “deep brain” device that captures and records cerebral signals is changing the way Northwell Health physicians treat a drug-resistant form of epilepsy. Introducing the Percept PC neurostimulator with BrainSense technology, which earned FDA approval in June, boasts two distinct trademarks (“Percept” and “BrainSense”) and packs a plethora of cutting-edge tech designed specifically to battle refractory epilepsy – a particularly nefarious form of the neurological disorder known also as intractable…


With FDA approval, Irish implant jolts pacemaker field

By GREGORY ZELLER // For Northwell Health cardiac patients, the packages don’t come much smaller, nor the benefits much bigger. Behold, the Micra AV – the world’s smallest atrioventricular synchrony-promoting pacemaker, based on a cutting-edge technology that virtually eliminates cutting and dances to a whole different beat. Atrioventricular synchrony, of course, tracks electrical activity between the upper and lower chambers of the heart (atrial electrical activity above, followed by ventricular activity below). Problems arise when…


Clever cardiologists crack confounding case

A Mineola grandmother is alive – and doing well – thanks to an innovative cardiac procedure devised by clever Northwell Health physicians. On April 18, Dolores Martins became the first person in the United States to have a micro-pacemaker implanted using an angioplasty technique – a procedure typically used to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins, but in this case used to get the tiny pacemaker past severe clots and implants from previous procedures….


Schein inks distribution deal for diabetes products

A new U.S. distribution agreement puts a Long Island healthcare-products stalwart in the thick of the fight against type 2 diabetes. Global medical-technology provider Medtronic has selected Henry Schein Medical, a subsidiary of Melville-based Henry Schein Inc., as its exclusive distributor of selected diabetes products to primary-care physicians in the United States. The deal, terms undisclosed, will introduce Schein customers to Medtronic’s cutting-edge solutions for people with Diabetes mellitus type 2, the most common form…