By Doug Macron

Mirna Therapeutics, a developer of therapeutic microRNA mimics, this week announced that it has closed a $1.5 million internal round of financing.

The company said the capital would be sufficient to pay for the investigational new drug application-enabling studies necessary to move its lead drug candidate into phase I testing in early 2013 — two years later than originally planned.

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