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Catheter Technologies + Image Guided Therapies



INKA Team 2018

INKA Team August 2018


1st INKA UNCONFERENCE on Healthcare Start-Ups || November 14, 2018


The INKA chair will host its 1st Unconference on start-ups and innovation in the healthcare industry.

Prof. Michael Friebe will moderate the Unconference and start off with a short report about his impressions of the Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego and a general introduction. Subsequently, there will be a panel discussion with the title “How can the start-up scene position itself in Saxony-Anhalt and at OVGU?“. We will also have a poster exhibition on start-up ideas and some snacks.

You can find all the details on time and location in the flyer below.

To anyone who is interested in joining the Unconference, please contact Tina Jenner at or +49 391 67-57019 to register.


INKA Unconference



Advanced diagnostic imaging systems like Ultrasound (US), 2D and 3D X-Ray (XR), Endoscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), molecular Imaging (NUK), and others are commonly used to assess the clinical condition.

They could, however, also be used as guiding tools for minimal-invasive and intra-operative therapy procedures.

It is the goal of our research to create image guided therapy systems and accessories in very close collaboration with the clinicians. Magdeburg with its research campus STIMULATE and the nearby university clinic provide an ideal environment for the translational research - from bench to bedside and back to bench.

Our interdisciplinary approach includes Innovation Generation with the clinicians and subsequent close collaboration and transfer of the technologies to industrial partners.

The endowed chair was made possible by the donations of the Sponsors, the BMBF INNOPROFILE and the work of Prof. Bertram Schmidt and Prof. Georg Rose.

We are looking forward to working with you!

Prof. Dr. Michael Friebe