Nassau’s Industrial Development Agency Lands Rapidly Expanding Medical Laboratory Company Acutis
County Executive Curran touts move of 120 new high-wage jobs to Hicksville
Mineola, NY (March 1, 2019)—Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved a package of economic incentives for a proposed 40,000-square-foot building in Hicksville for rapidly expanding Acutis Diagnostics Inc., a medical laboratory involved in the fight against opioid addiction and misuse of antibiotics.
“I applaud the IDA for bringing this innovative Long Island bio-tech company to Nassau, ensuring the company not only stays in the region, but brings its state-of-the art facilities and over 100 high-paying jobs to the County,” said County Executive Laura Curran. “This is a perfect example of how IDA benefits can be a highly effective tool for attracting companies in key growth sectors.”
IDA Chairman Richard Kessel said, “Job retention is one of the most important roles of the IDA. We knew we needed to keep this company from moving to New Jersey and are excited about their commitment to growing their business in Hicksville, an important target for economic revitalization.”
Acutis, a rapidly growing company which began just three years ago with two employees, was considering a move to New Jersey. The company had previously relocated from its Farmingdale location to East Northport, but once again had outgrown its space. Under the plan approved by the IDA Board, Acutis will acquire about two acres at 400 Karin Lane, demolish an existing building and construct a new facility.
A fully accredited clinical toxicological laboratory licensed by the state, Acutis performs medication-monitoring tests on urine and oral fluids for major hospital groups, pain management practices, substance abuse programs, general practitioners and psychiatric practices, among other specialties.