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Michael Friebe

Professor of Catheter Technology / Image Guided Therapy, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg


  • Born 1964, married with Margaret Cannon (Biologist), two sons (16 + 18)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Nachrichtentechnik, Stuttgart; Master of Science - Technology Management, San Francisco; Dr. rer. medic. Medizinphysik, Witten
  • 5 years in San Francisco (1988 - 1993, UCSF / UC RIL / TOSHIBA MRI) as MRI R&D and Project Engineer / Product Manager
  • Entrepreneur since 1993 -- founded NEUROMED AG, the largest independent radiology / Imaging services provider in Central Europe
  • 2001 trade sale of NEUROMED AG to UMS AG, continued as CEO Central Europe till 2003
  • Started TOMOVATION GmbH in 2003, investment / development and trading company in Medical Imaging (TOMOgraphy + InnoVATION)
  • 2008 sale of the TOMOVATION to ALLIANCE Medical, Inc., Warwick UK, continued as CEO Central Europe till 2011
  • Former board member of US publicly traded companies (INTRAOPMEDICAL, Inc.; BIOPHAN, Inc., Mobile PET Systems, Inc.)
  • Currently Chairman of SURGICEYE GmbH (, board member of MEDINEERING GmbH, and of ECKERT&ZIEGLER BEBIG AG from Senefe, Belgium (
  • Member of the Business Angel Network Germany (BAND) and introduced in the „Business Angel Heaven of Fame“ in 2006, elected Germany's BUSINESS ANGEL OF THE YEAR 2011
  • >50 patent applications
  • >60 Publications (all medical imaging related)
  • regular speaker on MedTec Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Start-Up Investments
  • Rudolf-Diesel-Industry-Fellow of the TU München (Institute of Advanced Studies) since 01/2013
  • Professor affiliated with the TUM chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (TUM-CAMP)
  • Honorary Professor of Bioenegineering at the Misr (Egypt) University of Science and Technology
  • Since december 2014 Professor of Catheter Technologie / Image Guided Therapies, Institute for Medical Engineering, Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Otto-von-Guericke-University (, Magdeburg

Honorary Professorship of Bioengineering

at the Misr (Egypt) University of Science and Technology

Misr University of Science and Technology, one of the largest private sector universities in Egypt, with more than 17.000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs in business, engineering, and medical school, is honoured to announce that Michael Friebe, PhD (Rudolf-Diesel-Fellow at the TU München, Germany) has been nominated Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Engineering in recognition for his outstanding academic and research activity in the discipline of Biomedical Engineering.