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By Doug Macron

While Mirna Therapeutics had expected to close a $25 million Series B financing round by the end of September, the company missed its goal after encountering an overall slowdown in venture capital investment activity during the summer, the company's top official said this week.

However, "interest has peaked again, [and] several VC firms have closed new funds so they have money to invest," Mirna President and CEO Paul Lammers told Gene Silencing News in an e-mail.

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