Growth of NAVA Over the Years: Post 1

They say it can take up to 30 years between the time a product is “invented” to the time it is commercially available.  And then, there is user acceptance, and widespread implementation and continuity of usage which takes even longer.

Table II – Time from Invention to commercialization of some technologies:

Silicone Insulin Magnetic Recording
1899 – first published paper on organo-silicon 1920 – first ideas for extraction of insulin 1893 – magnetic recording was invented
1930 – first silicones could be produced in laboratory 1922 – first human patient received insulin 1898 – magnetic recording was patened
1946 – General Electric produced silicone commercially 1933 – production of the full-day insulin supply in one injection 1937 – first tape recorder was produced

Funny enough, the rate of adopting new technologies (so-called “consumption”) in the fields of entertainment (cell phone, iPod) and comfort (air conditioning) are increasing tremendously since the 1900’s.

Things are different for the Medical Technology Industry, where liability, regulatory approval, and “evidence-based medicine” all play a role.

Physiological and clinical research also plays a large role in the adoption of new medical technologies.

PUBMED data results show that the number of articles published about Edi technology or NAVA was limited to our group + collaborators until 2007 when the FDA approved the technology for clinical use.

NAVA was approved for clinical use in February of 2007.  Clearly the availability of the device to general users has increased the amount of science that is published.  At the time of posting (Sept 2012), 23 scientific articles are published this year so far (original scientific papers, case repots and review articles).  There are surely more to come.  According to the trial registration website, 25 trials are currently underway.

Will we reach the 34-publication mark by the end of 2012? Stay tuned!

4 Comments on “Growth of NAVA Over the Years: Post 1”

  1. I am so happy to have found this website as one of the best source of information about NAVA. We are using NAVA in our neonatal unit here in the UAE. I have seen how this wonderful technology works at the bedside even in the tiniest babies. The more i know about NAVA and the more I use it on my patients ( I’m a Respiratory Therapist), the more I am convinced it offers more benefits to patients than other conventional modes of ventilation.

      1. I will be attending this conference and some of my colleagues. Actually, I will be helping in the basic NAVA workshops on the 7th and 8th. I look forward to meeting you and Dr. Sinderby during the conference. It is a pleasure and honor to have the NAVA experts/ inventors come to the UAE. Thank you, Dr. Beck.

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