Nanoscope Announces Presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology

Nanoscope Therapeutics Announces Presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology

BEDFORD, Texas, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NANOSCOPE THERAPEUTICS Inc., a clinical- stage biotechnology company determined to change lives through the ocular gene therapy based on its proprietary ambient light activatable MCO Optogenetic Technology Platform, today announced that an oral presentation at the Late Breaking Developments session of Retina Subspecialty Day will be made during the American Academy Ophthalmology (AAO) 2020 Annual Meeting, taking place November 13-15, 2020.

The presentation will feature data from the vMCO-010 Phase 1/2a intravitreal trial for the treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Details are as follows:

Title: Phase 1/2a Study of Intravitreal Optogenetics Gene Therapy for Vision Restoration in Advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa
Presenter: Dr. Santosh Mahapatra, Chief Medical Ofcer, JPM Rotary Eye Hospital and Research Center
Date/time: 13th November 2020, 3.00 PM PST; also available on-demand Session title: Late Breaking Developments, Part IThe Nanoscope co-authors of the presentation are Sai Chavala (Chief Medical Ofcer), Samuel Barone (Advisor), Samarendra Mohanty (President and Chief Technology & Innovation Ofcer), Subrata Batabyal, Michael Carlson, Ananta Ayyagari, and Kissaou Tchedre.
Nanoscope Therapeutics is advancing gene therapy using light-sensitive molecules and light- assisted gene delivery for giving sight to the millions of blind individuals suffering from retinal degenerative disease, for which no cure exists. We utilize an ambient light-sensitive Multi- Characteristic Opsin (MCO) molecule to re-sensitize the retina toward low light level. Our light- assisted gene therapy is highly targeted to geographic atrophies without perturbing the intact retina circuitry. Our team is highly experienced in Ophthalmology product development and clinical translation of innovative research. Our pipeline includes light based retinal regeneration therapy and light-based cortical prosthetics for vision restoration.
Sulagna Bhattacharya
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Nanoscope Therapeutics, Inc.
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  • Dr. Samarendra Mohanty, PhD |  Co-Founder & President

    Samarendra Mohanty (Co-Founder/President) has decades of Biomedical Technologies experience  in Asia, Europe and USA.  He has authored over 200 publications and patents.  He is the Primary Investigator for major grants from National Eye Institute including  Audacious Goal Initiative and Bioengineering Research grants. He serves on the editorial board of journals and chairs international conference on optogenetics. He is winner of 2019 Healthcare Heroes award.