Michael Friebe

Michael Friebe (2012 Alumni)

Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellow


Nassir Navab

Focus Group
Intra-Operative Therapy

Short CV

Michael Friebe has been involved in diagnostic imaging and image guided therapeutic products and services as well as other related Medical Technology ventures, as founder / innovator / CEO and investor. He previously was the Founder and CEO of Tomovation + Alliance Medical Northern and Central Europe (Alliance bought Tomovation in 2008 - both radiology services companies) and prior to that of NEUROMED AG (acquired by UMS AG in 2001). Dr. Friebe currently is a Board Member of two startup R&D companies - intraoperative SPECT System / Volumetric Ultrasound - a shareholder of several startups, as well as investment partner of a medical technology startup-fund. He was a board member of three publicly traded medical technology companies in the US and currently sits on the board of Eckert&Ziegler BEBIG AG from Senefe, Belgium. He is a regular speaker, listed inventor in more than 50 patent applications, and has written well over 60 articles. Michael Friebe is a member of IEEE, ISMRM, RSNA, and ECR and an affiliated professor with the chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP) at TUM. In December 2014 Michael Friebe has accepted a full professorship of Catheder Technologies at the Otto von Guericke Universität Madgeburg, Germany

Selected Awards

Germany's Business Angel of the year 2011

>50 patent applications and >10 issued patent families

Research Interests

• Translational research (from bench to bedside developments) in medical imaging / hybrid imaging / image guided minimal invasive procedures / imaging and radiation therapy combined
• Identifying and developing innovations and
• Stimulating entrepreneurial activities in that field

Selected Publications

  • Bock, S.; Dahl, S.; Schneider, M.; Hartmann, A.; Kramer, M.; Henke, H.-W.; Friebe, M.; Krombach, G.: Entwicklung eines MR-kompatiblen Kathetersystems zur bildgesteuerten intramyok-ardialen Injektion. 94. Deutscher Röntgen-kongress, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Friebe, M.; Adleff, H.; Guschauwski, T.; Tombach, N.: OSMOFUSOR - osmotically driven fully MRI compatible infusor / drug applicator. 9th interventional MRI Symposium, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Matthies, P.; Cho, S.O.; Friebe, M.: Integration of a low energy radiation source in MRI environment for intraoperative applications - a feasibility evaluation. 25th Int. Conf. of the Int. Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Matthies, P.; Okur, A.; Wendler, T.; Navab, N.; Friebe, M.: Combination of intraoperative freehand SPECT imaging with MR images for guidance and navigation. 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Friebe, M.; N. Navab, N.: Medical Imaging Entrepreneurship - a dedicated lecture to stimulate and excite science students. 23rd Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT 2011), 2011 more… BibTeX
  • Friebe, M.; Wendler, T.; Traub, J.; Tombach, B.; Navab, N.: 3D handheld SPECT combined with serially acquired MRI reference images - feasibility study for intraoperative applications. 9th Interventional MRI Symposium, 2011 more… BibTeX
  • Krombach, Gabriele A.; Wehner, Martin; Perez-Bouza, Alberto; Kaimann, Linda; Kinzel, Sylvia; Plum, Thorsten; Schibur, Daniel; Friebe, Michael; Günther, Rolf W.; Hohl, Christian: Magnetic Resonance-Guided Angioplasty With Delivery of Contrast-Media Doped Solutions to the Vessel Wall: An Experimental Study in Swine. Investigative Radiology 43 (7), 2008, 530-537 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Krombach, G.; Buecker, A.; Pfeffer, J.; Hohl, C.; Temur, J.; Friebe, M.; Kinzel, S.; Guenther, R.: Development of a catheter for MRI-guided intramyocardial injection. presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 2007 more… BibTeX
  • Grönemeyermd, D. H.W.; Seibelmd, R M.M.; Melzermd, A.; Schmidt, A.; Deli, M.; Friebe, M.; Busch, M.: Future of advanced guidance techniques by interventional CT and MRI. Minimally Invasive Therapy 4 (5-6), 1995, 251-259 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Friebe, M.; Busch, M.; Hellwig, S.; Deli, M.; Grönemeyer, D.; Seibel, R.: System design, physical parameters, user environment – requirements for interventional MRI. European Radiology, 1995 more… BibTeX
  • Friebe, M.; Busch, M.; Schaldach, M.; Koch, M.; Grönemeyer, D.: High-Field non-invasive in-vivo thermometry sequence using spin-echo keyhole techniques. RSNA Chicago Scientific Program , 1993 more… BibTeX