Former East Arlington Branch Library Soon to be Home to Nanoscope Technologies Headquarters
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on November 11, 2020, November 11, 2020

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The former East Arlington Branch Library will soon have new life as home to Nanoscope Technologies, a company that develops novel devices and therapies for biomedical applications.

The Arlington City Council approved a 10-year lease agreement with the company in October to use the former library building at 1624 New York Ave. for cGMP product manufacturing space and headquarters. The East Arlington Branch Library closed earlier this month in preparation for the Nov. 9 opening of Arlington’s new East Library and Recreation Center, located at 1817 New York Ave.

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Nanoscope Technologies, founded in 2009, focuses on developing groundbreaking science and technology that is designed to fulfill unmet needs in health and medicine. The research and development company, for example, is currently developing innovative biomedical technologies for diagnosis and therapy for patients with severe retinal/neurodegenerative diseases, according to its website.

“The company is in pursuit of innovation and translation of its platform technologies for changing lives of millions suffering from devastating diseases,” said Samarendra Mohanty, Nanoscope founder and president.

As part of its research, the company is partnering with local universities and industries and is seeking to expand and establish new partnerships in the North Texas region.

Mohanty said the company selected the 11,000-square-foot location in Arlington because it was well-positioned in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and because of the untapped potential related to biomedical innovations.

“Further, the city is welcoming and cost of living is low, while offering lots of entertainment,” Mohanty said.

The Nanoscope Technologies headquarters, the first project in the City's federally designated Opportunity Zone, is a welcome addition to east Arlington, Deputy City Manager Jim Parajon said. In addition to bringing new well-paying jobs and repurposing an older city facility, Nanoscope Technologies’ investment could serve as a catalyst for other companies to relocate and invest in one of Arington’s most culturally diverse areas, Parajon said.

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