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.  


Line misplacements occur during the procedure¹


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


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


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’