Jan 28 – Feb 2, 2023 | SPIE Photonics West | San Francisco

Jan 28 – Feb 2 | SPIE Photonics West | San Francisco

Nanoscope President and CSO, Dr. Samarendra Mohanty will make an oral presentation and poster presentations on January 29th, 2023.

Oral Presentation:

Abstract Title: Functionalizing inner retina with multi-characteristic opsin arrested further degeneration and functional deterioration
Abstract Number: 12366-10
Session Name: 3. Clinical Applications
Session Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Presentation Time11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT
Location: Moscone Center, Room 101 (Level 1 South Lobby)
Presenter: Dr. Samarendra Mohanty, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Nanoscope Therapeutics

In addition to highlighting the benefits of MCO gene therapy, Dr. Mohanty will discuss the results of intravitreally delivered AAV-carried MCO-010 in multiple mice models of retinal degeneration, including retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt disease, that showed arrest of further retinal degeneration as evaluated by optical coherence tomography (OCT), electroretinogram (ERG) and immuno-histochemistry (IHC).

Poster Presentation:

Abstract Title: OCT-guided variable spot electrophysiology platform for correlated structural and functional assessment of optogenetic intervention
Abstract Number: 12366-24
Session Name: BiOS poster session
Session Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Presentation Time5:30-7:00 p.m. PT
Location: Moscone Center, Level 2 West

Dr. Mohanty will detail the development of image-guided spatially resolved functional assessment of retina using OCT-guided variable-spot stimulated electroretinogram (vsERG). The OCT-vsERG platform is currently used to monitor diseased areas in retina of patients with Stargardt macular degeneration and to measure functional changes after optogenetic therapy.

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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 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 (Fort Worth Business Press), Retinal Organoid Challenge Award, Audacious Goal Initiative Award (NIH), Finalist of Tech Titan, and NIH-Director’s Innovator Award.