While middle ear infections are highly common among children, they’re often difficult to diagnose due to their location and symptoms. To learn more, Medgadget’s Cici Zhou interviewed PhotoniCare’s Co-founder and CEO Ryan Shelton, Ph.D. about the company’s technology and future.
PhotoniCare, an Illinois Ventures portfolio company, created the TOMi Scope, a handheld device that uses near-infrared light waves to provide 3D views beyond the eardrum into the middle ear. This allows pediatricians to better visualize and diagnose infections.
“We are incredibly excited about the next 5 years,” Shelton noted in the interview. “We have shown the ability to image the eye, skin, teeth, and oral mucosa in addition to the ear, so we are incredibly excited about the future as we grow our platform and make an enormous impact on efficiency and outcomes at the front lines of medicine.”