Arcturus Terminates CEO, Names Mark Herber as Interim President

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Arcturus Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ARCT ) said today it has fired co-founder and CEO Joseph E. The unexpected announcement nevertheless sent the price of Arcturus shares spiraling in after-hours trading, falling by $1.38, nearly 19 percent, to.

RNA Specialist Arcturus Therapeutics Gets $3M R&D Grant for CF Drug

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San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics said today Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics has agreed to provide $3 million to fund research and development of a new messenger RNA drug that could be broadly used to treat cystic fibrosis patients. Arcturus says its technology can be used to make.

Arcturus Therapeutics Gets $3M From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics , a developer of mRNA-based treatments for disease, has signed a deal to receive up to $3M in funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, a nonprofit which supports drug discovery and development. The company said the $3M will go to advance LUNAR-CF, a novel messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutic formulated with Arcturus' drug delivery technology.

Arcturus Therapeutics Gets $5M

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San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics , a developer of RNAi technology, said it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. According to Arcturus, the funding came from multiple private capital,, high net worth investors from Canada, Japan, and the United States. arcturus therapeutics venture capital rnai lifescience biotech biopharmaceuticals

Bio Roundup: Lung Cancer Questions, Migraine Races, HIV Battle & More

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The top biopharma story of the week involves the fast-moving field of lung cancer, which, as we’ve written previously, has several key trials reading out in 2018. A big domino fell this week: data from a two-drug immunotherapy combination developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb. But the results, touted as positive, left more questions than answers. First, Bristol changed the trial’s structure midstream.

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Arcturus Therapeutics Gets $1.3M

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San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics , which is developing RNAi therapeutics to treat disease, said this morning that it has raised $1.3M Arcturus Therapeutics is headed by Joseph E. arcturus therapeutics venture capital rnai lifescience biotech in a seed fudning round. The company said the round came from multiple, high net-worth private investors from the U.S. and Canada. Names of those investors were not announced. Payne. READ MORE>>.

Prolacta Links With National Milk Bank

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Prolacta is venture backed by Alta Partners, Arcturus Capital, DFJ Frontier, DFJ Mercury Venture Partners, Draper Associates, Draper Richards, Funk Ventures, Gideon Hixon Fund, and Philip Capital.

Prolacta Tops $1M In Philanthoropic Donations

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Prolacta is venture backed by such companies as Health Evolution Partners, Alta Partners, DFJ Frontier, Arcturus Capital, DFJ Mercury, Funk Ventures, Phillip Capital, Gideon Hixon Fund, and Draper Associates.

Ondax Closes Round At $2.2M

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The round was led by Prospector Equity Capital and Arcturus Capital, and also included the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels.

Sorrento Therapeutics Gets $2.3M

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Dr. Schuh was previously CEO and Director of AviaraDx, and also served at Arcturus Bioscience and Sequenom. San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics , a new biotechnology startup, has raised $2.3M in an equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm yesterday. Source of the funding was not disclosed. The firm is headed by Antonius Schuh, who serves as founding chairman and CEO; the firm's CFO is Steve Zaniboni.

TrueCar Prices IPO

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TrueCar is venture backed by backed by USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, Upfront Ventures, Anthem Ventures, Vulcan Capital Growth Equity, Peppy Capital Partners, Arcturus Venture Capital, along with others. Santa Monica-based TrueCar has priced its IPO, saying last night that it will sell 7.8 million shares of its stock at $9 per share. The pricing was below the company''s earlier, estimated IPO range of $12.00 to $14.00 per share. The company raised around $71.1M in the IPO offering.

Ondax Names New CEO

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ONDAX is backed by Arcturus Capital, Prospector Equity Capital, and others. Monrovia-based Ondax , a manufacturer of holographic filters and semiconductor lasers for the industrial, defense, scientific and medical markets, announced this week that it has named Randy Heyler as its President and CEO.

Prolacta Ties With Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Prolacta is venture funded by Alta Ventures, DFJ Frontier, Arcturus Capital, DFJ Mercury, Funk Ventures, Phillip Capital, Gideon Hixon Fund, and Draper Associates L.P.

Xifin Hires CFO, Marketing VP

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Zaniboni was also CFO for Arcturus Bioscience and Sequenom, XIFIN noted, adding that Taylor worked at IBM as a strategy executive prior to Acclerys. San Diego-based XIFIN , a publisher of hosted revenue cycle management software for diagnostic laboratories, reported Tuesday that it has added two members to its executive staff. The company said it has hired Steve Zaniboni as chief financial officer and R. William Taylor as vice president of marketing.

Zag: "Strongest Sales So far This Year"

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Zag has previously received venture capital from such firms as Anthem Ventures, GRP Partners, the Tech Coast Angels, Capricorn Management, Capital One, and Arcturus Capital.

Zag Powers AAA Service

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Zag is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, USAA, GRP Partners, Arcturus Capital, Callaway Cars and the Skoll Fund.

Zag Raises Funding

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Zag has previously received funding from Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, GRP Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels.

Zag Raises $32.4M

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Zag is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, GRP Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels, along with USAA.

Prolacta Bioscience Renews With Breast Milk Group

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Prolacta is venture backed by Alta Partners, DFJ Frontier, Arcturus Capital, DFJ Mercury, Funk Ventures, Phillip Capital, Gideon Hixon Fund, and Draper Associates L.P.

TrueCar Officially Launches Car Pricing Site

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TrueCar is venture backed by Zag, Anthem Venture Partners, Global Retail Partners, Capricorn, Capital One Auto Finance, and Arcturus Capital. Santa Monica-based TrueCar has officially launched its new car pricing site today, saying that it is now providing consumers with details on the prices paid for people on cars in their area.

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Digital Performance Raises $3.2M, Hires CEO

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The round was led by Rincon Venture Partners, and also included Arcturus Capital and Momentum Venture Management. Long Beach-based Digital Performance, which develops technology for online sales efforts in the after market automotive parts sector, is announcing Monday that it has raised $3.2M in a Series A funding round.

Zag Spins Out TrueCar

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The firm said it has scored Series A funding from Zag, Anthem Venture Partners, Global Retail Partners, Capricorn, Capital One Auto Finance, ARcturus Capital, Scott Painter, and co-founder Tom Taira. Santa Monica-based Zag, the online car buying software firm headed by former CarsDirect CEO Scott Painter, has spun out a new company called TrueCar, the firm said late Wednesday.

Zag Makes Exec Hires, Promotions

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The firm is backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Capital One Auto Finance, GRP Partners, Arcturus Capital, Callaway Cars and the Skoll Fund. Santa Monica-based Zag, a venture-backed developer of online car buying software, said this morning that it has made. a number of hires and a promotion.

Zag Adds Another AAA Group

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Zag is headed by former CarsDirect CEO Scott Painter, and is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Capital One Auto Finance, GRP Partners, Arcturus Capital, Callaway Cars and the Skoll Fund.

TrueCar Launches New Pricing Tool

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The firm is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, and GRP Partners. Santa Monica-based TrueCar.com , the online automotive pricing startup headed up by Scott Painter, said Thursday that it has launched a new tool to help new car buyers. TrueCar said that it has launched a Best Local Price tool, which will allow car shoppers to search for the best local deals on a vehicle.