Radoptics was founded with the goal of clinical translation of the pioneering technologies developed at Dr. Bahman Anvari’s laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering, UC Riverside, involving cell-based phototheranostics. Radoptics aims to commercialize these cutting-edge technologies towards applications in intraoperative or endoscopic imaging and phototherapeutics. To-date, the company has received funding support totaling more than $500,000 from the National Cancer Institute through Phase I grants under Small Business for Innovative Research (SBIR) program.

LEadership Team


Bahman Anvari  is the Founder of Radoptics. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of optical technologies for imaging and therapeutic applications. Dr. Anvari received his Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University in 1993 and completed his postdoctoral research at the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine UCI. In 1998, Dr. Anvari joined the Bioengineering Department at Rice University as an Assistant Professor, and became a tenured Associate Professor in 2003. In 2006, Dr. Anvari joined the newly established Department of Bioengineering at University of California, Riverside as a Professor.  Dr. Anvari is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). He is the Recipient of 2019 Caroline and William Mark Award by American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) for lifetime contributions to laser technologies.


Joon You is a Senior Scientist at Radoptics. He has been involved over 7 university startup companies in various roles. He has helped launch multiple optical and electromedical devices for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. His technical expertise includes light-tissue interactions and near infrared imaging instrumentation. Dr. You received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Irvine in 2005. Dr. You also received undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Physics from University of Maryland at College Park. He has managed as a principle investigator 5 NIH SBIR projects.

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