Central lines (such as PICCs & UVCs) are frequently placed in veins of critically ill newborns to deliver lifesaving drugs & nutrients

These procedures can be difficult since there is no real-time feedback during the procedure.  

 
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Line misplacements occur during the procedure¹

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Up to 50% of correctly placed lines may migrate within 7 days²

 
I know firsthand of the frustration of finding the catheter misplaced on an X-ray just after having completed the procedure – and I’m not alone
— Dr Christiane Theda, Neonatologist & Navi Chief Medical Officer

Supporting Organisations

The Need

Doctors and nurses that care for newborns need an easy, real-time method to confirm central line tip placement in the intensive care setting. 

Current methods used for tip confirmation include X-ray and ultrasound.  

X-rays are associated with significant delays between placement of central lines and commencement of infusion, while ultrasound requires significant additional training. 

The Solution

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Accurate Catheter Location

The Neonav is an ECG tip location system designed specifically for babies & infants which provides accurate central line confirmation for busy clinical staff, leading to reduced patient X-ray exposure, faster drug delivery, and improved workflow.

 
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The Neonav could revolutionise quick, accurate and cost-effective treatment for ill newborns around the world
— Dr Mardi Steere, Australian trained Pediatric Consultant, Head of Pediatrics at Kijabe Hosptial, Kenya

Our Team

Founders

Core Team

The Navi team is an award-winning mix of business experts, biomedical engineers, and a senior neonatologist, who are passionate about improving pediatric patient outcomes.

CMO (Marketing)

1. M Symansky et al, 1972, ‘Umbilical vessel catheterization: indications, management, and evaluation of the technique’, and RWH Clinical Audit, 2016 

2. J Franta et al, 2017, ‘Ultrasound assessment of umbilical venous catheter migration in preterm infants: a prospective study’