Nanoscope Technologies, a Bedford, Texas company, was founded in 2009 with an objective to develop new methods and devices for scientific, industrial and biomedical applications. Nanoscope has developed a range of biomedical technologies which include diagnostics, therapeutic devices and molecules. These technologies have already generated interest from clinicians, industries and health care leaders. Nanoscope strives to translate the technology to market and bedside.
Nanoscope Technologies is the only industry to be awarded Audacious Goal Initiative grant and major Bioengineering Research Grant by National Eye Institute to advance delivery as well as optogenetic modulation and activity monitoring platforms.
Nanoscope Technologies asked TMAC to advise and assist them on navigating the regulatory pathway to market for the MCO gene therapy product. Assistance delivered included the preparation and submission of the Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) application for this invention. This designation is defined as a drug that provides effective treatment or prevention of diseases that affect less than 200,000 people in the United States. To enable Nanoscope to initiate clinical trials associated with the MCO, an Investigational New Drug (IND) application must be submitted to the FDA. TMAC continues to assist and support in the preparation and review of the IND along with pre-clinical studies. TMAC also continues to support and develop processes for Nanoscope to gradually establish their own manufacturing site that is cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant. As development of the facility and manufacturing processes continues, TMAC conducted an evaluation of a Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) to ensure compliance with cGMP and ability to manufacture products for Phase I clinical trials.