Mirina, a startup focused on developing microRNA-targeting drugs, announced this week that it has closed a Series A-1 financing.

While the amount of the funding was not disclosed, an official from the investment firm that founded Mirina said that it is sufficient to fund the company's operations for 12 to 15 months, during which time the drug developer will focus on selecting and validating molecule candidates for late-stage preclinical testing.

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