Topic: Nava


Inventing therapies that save lives

Swedish-Canadian researcher Christer Sinderby is the man behind Getinge’s patented Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA). Using the patient’s own respiratory drive to control ventilator assistance, NAVA has elevated mechanical ventilation to an entirely new level and helped the tiniest premature baby in the world survive.

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A lifelong passion for saving critically ill and prematurely born babies

For 25 years Edita Almonte worked as a Respiratory Therapist and managed different areas within respiratory care, emergency and critical care including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Today, she is part of Getinge’s product management team, who participates in the development of ventilators. Just like the ones she used to work with to save the lives of critically ill and premature newborn babies.

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