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Michael Hoey


Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Board of Directors

NxThera Total Funding ($123,487,685)

Minnesota, Osseo, North America, United States (US)

Midwestern US, Great Lakes, Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul Area


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The formation of Francis Medical, Inc. in 2018 is personal for Michael Hoey, the company’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Michael’s medical research career began as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota where he had an academic appointment in physiology and served as an adjunct to the University of Minnesota Medical School doing research in urologic surgery. Michael also taught and did research in the University of Minnesota’s Cancer Center, the Institute of Technology and the Carlson School of Management. Michael’s research and teaching concentrated on understanding the interaction of thermal energy in tissue at the cellular and molecular levels, with a focus on prostate disorders. From growing up on a farm in southwestern Minnesota, to teaching and researching urology disorders at the University of Minnesota, Michael spent his life solving problems. But when his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was faced with a problem, yet to be solved. Michael’s father eventually passed away from the disease, and Michael left the University of Minnesota shortly thereafter to focus on the development of new thermal treatment technologies, with application throughout the body, including the prostate.