Nanoscope Therapeutics Named Finalist for ‘Dallas Innovates and D CEO Magazine’ 2022 Innovation Award

Nanoscope Therapeutics Named Finalist for ‘Dallas Innovates and D CEO Magazine’ 2022 Innovation Award

Bedford, TX,  December 22, 2021 –  Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing optogenetic gene therapies for treatment of retinal degenerative diseases, has been named a finalist for the D CEO and Dallas Innovates third annual Innovation Awards, which recognize companies that contribute to making Dallas-Fort Worth an innovation hub.

“We are proud to be part of the Dallas-Fort Worth biotech community and we greatly appreciate that D CEO and Dallas Innovates recognize our team’s efforts to develop a new treatment – a first-of-its kind gene therapy – to restore vision in patients blinded by retinal diseases,” said Nanoscope Co-Founder and CEO Sulagna Battacharya.

The 2022 Innovation Awards honor companies as well as business executives, entrepreneurs, and other leaders. Nanoscope was named a finalist in the category of Innovation in Biotech. All finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.

Nanoscope’s proprietary Multi-Characteristic Opsin (MCO) gene therapy platform is being developed for restoration of vision in patients blinded by retinal degenerative diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), regardless of genetic mutations.

The company’s lead product, MCO-010, is in a Phase 2b multicenter, randomized, double-masked, sham controlled clinical trial in the U.S. for treatment of RP (NCT04945772). Results are expected in Q4 2022. In a Phase 1/2a open label trial of MCO-010, all 11 RP patients experienced restoration of vision to a level sufficient to resume activities of daily living.

About Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc.
Nanoscope Therapeutics is developing optogenetic therapies for giving sight to the millions of blind individuals suffering from retinal degenerative diseases, for which no cure exists. The company’s pipeline includes optogenetics based retinal regeneration therapy for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, and other IRDs as well as macular degenerations. Nanoscope is also advancing a proprietary non-viral laser gene delivery platform for targeted MCO therapy of geographic atrophies. For more information visit:


Dan Eramian
Opus Biotech Communications

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  • Dr. Samarendra Mohanty, PhD |  Co-Founder & President

    Samarendra Mohanty (Co-Founder/President) is an inventor & serial entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in Biomedical Sciences. He is Co-Founder of several Biotechs and Biomedical device /diagnostic companies (developed & commercialized $100K+ biomedical instruments.)

    Samar obtained M.Tech in Applied Optics from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and a PhD in (Bio)Physics from the Indian Institute of Sciences-Bangalore.

    His extensive Biomedical Technologies experience includes serving as Professor/Senior Scientist at the University of Texas;  University of California, Irvine; Center for Adv. Tech (India); Int. Mol. Biotech (Germany); Univ. Pavia (Italy); NUS (Singapore); and University of St. Andrews (UK). He has authored over 200 international patents and publications in leading journals including Nature and Nature Photonics.

    He is the Principal Investigator for major grants from the National Eye Institute including Audacious Goal Initiative and Bioengineering Research grants. He serves on the editorial board of journals and chairs an international conference on optogenetics. He is the winner of a 2019 Healthcare Heroes award (Fort Worth Business Press), Retinal Organoid Challenge Award, Audacious Goal Initiative Award (NIH), Finalist of Tech Titan, and NIH-Director’s Innovator Award.