Tenure at EnterpriseWorks

Entered EnterpriseWorks in 2014

Graduated from EnterpriseWorks in 2019


Ryan Nolan, Ryan Shelton, and Stephen Boppart co-founded Photonicare in 2013 with a focus on making an impact on the health of children. Ryan Nolan is currently the Co-founder and VP of Clinical Operations with a background in professional clinical research and bioengineering. Ryan Shelton is a PhD-trained engineer in biomedical optics and electrical engineering. Stephen Boppart is a UIUC alum with a background in computer and biomedical engineering.

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Photonicare Now

After graduating EnterpriseWorks in 2019, Photonicare resides in Champaign, IL with 13 staff members.


PhotoniCare is building a low-cost diagnostic platform that uses light to see through human tissues. The first product on this platform will fundamentally change the way physicians manage middle ear infections. With PhotoniCare’s Otis device, physicians can now see through the eardrum to directly visualize the middle ear. This technology enables physicians to determine the contents of the middle ear, and thereby assess whether or not their patient needs antibiotics or surgical intervention. PhotoniCare will launch its first product in early 2019, while continuing development of additional products on this platform in eye, dental, and consumer health markets.