Business Development

Arcturus Business Development Opportunities

Arcturus Therapeutics is actively engaged in partnering discussions. Please contact
[email protected] regarding any business development opportunities.
Partnered RNA Medicines

Partnered RNA Medicines

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Infectious Disease Vaccines
In December 2022, Arcturus partnered with CSL Seqirus for the research, development, manufacture, and global commercialization of infectious disease vaccines. The collaboration combines CSL Seqirus’ established global vaccine commercial and manufacturing infrastructure with Arcturus’ manufacturing expertise and innovative STARR™ self-amplifying mRNA vaccine and LUNAR® delivery platform technologies. Arcturus will bring its mRNA design and modification expertise, LUNAR® lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology and manufacturing know-how, which has enabled the Company’s low dose, lyophilized and durable self-amplifying mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. Under the terms of the agreement, Arcturus will provide CSL Seqirus with a license to its STARR™ self-amplifying mRNA technology, LUNAR® lipid-mediated delivery, along with mRNA drug substance and drug product manufacturing expertise. CSL Seqirus will lead development and commercialization of vaccines under the collaboration. The collaboration plans to advance vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza, pandemic preparedness as well as three other globally prevalent respiratory infectious diseases.
Internal Programs

Internal Programs

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LUNAR®-OTC
The LUNAR®-OTC (ARCT-810) development program addresses ornithine transcarbamylase (“OTC”) deficiency, a rare, genetic disease caused by mutations in the OTC gene that lead to dysfunctional or deficient OTC levels. Our LUNAR®-OTC development candidate, ARCT-810, uses our LUNAR® platform to deliver normal OTC mRNA into liver cells, where OTC is produced and functions, to produce normal functioning OTC with possible disease-modifying effects. Our LUNAR®-OTC approach has the potential to treat the underlying defect that causes the debilitating symptoms of OTC deficiency, rather than mitigating symptoms by sequestering ammonia. LUNAR®-OTC has received orphan drug designation from the FDA for treatment of OTC deficiency. LUNAR®-OTC has received approval from the UK Health Research Authority to initiate a Phase 2 clinical study. Worldwide development and commercialization rights to ARCT-810 are entirely held by Arcturus.
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LUNAR®-CF (ARCT-032 Grant by CFF)
ARCT-032 (LUNAR®-CF) LUNAR®- program addresses cystic fibrosis lung disease, a progressive lung disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (“CFTR”) gene. In December 2020, we announced the selection and advancement of ARCT-032 as a development candidate for treatment of cystic fibrosis. ARCT-032 uses our LUNAR® platform to deliver codon-optimized CFTR mRNA into airway epithelial cells. This allows airway cells to produce functional CFTR protein using their native translational machinery and protein trafficking pathways. This approach has the potential to treat the underlying defect that causes CF lung disease, regardless of what mutation type a patient has. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (“CFF”) has recognized the potential of the LUNAR®-CF program and has partnered with us to develop this important therapy. ARCT-032 represents the first LUNAR®-based mRNA therapeutic that will be delivered by the inhaled route, offering direct delivery to the affected airways with the potential to restore functional CFTR. We have announced selection of a development candidate and plan to initiate a CTA in 2022.
Technology Platforms

Technology Platforms

Arcturus’ versatile RNA therapeutics and LNP Delivery Systems platforms can be applied toward multiple types of nucleic acid medicines including messenger RNA, small interfering RNA, replicon RNA, antisense RNA, microRNA, DNA, and gene editing therapeutics. Arcturus’ technologies are covered by its extensive patent portfolio (patents and patent applications issued in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China and other countries). These technologies are potentially available for licensing as part of a collaboration. Please contact [email protected] regarding any business development opportunities.
  • LUNAR® LNP Lipid-mediated delivery
  • STARR™ mRNA Technology
  • RNA Manufacturing Expertise

Partnered RNA Medicines

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Infectious Disease Vaccines
In December 2022, Arcturus partnered with CSL Seqirus for the research, development, manufacture, and global commercialization of infectious disease vaccines. The collaboration combines CSL Seqirus’ established global vaccine commercial and manufacturing infrastructure with Arcturus’ manufacturing expertise and innovative STARR™ self-amplifying mRNA vaccine and LUNAR® delivery platform technologies. Arcturus will bring its mRNA design and modification expertise, LUNAR® lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology and manufacturing know-how, which has enabled the Company’s low dose, lyophilized and durable self-amplifying mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. Under the terms of the agreement, Arcturus will provide CSL Seqirus with a license to its STARR™ self-amplifying mRNA technology, LUNAR® lipid-mediated delivery, along with mRNA drug substance and drug product manufacturing expertise. CSL Seqirus will lead development and commercialization of vaccines under the collaboration. The collaboration plans to advance vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza, pandemic preparedness as well as three other globally prevalent respiratory infectious diseases.

News & Events

May 20, 2024
Nature Communications Publishes Pivotal Data Demonstrating Efficacy and Tolerability of CSL and Arcturus Therapeutics’ COVID-19 Vaccine
May 15, 2024
Arcturus Therapeutics to Attend Upcoming Investor & Scientific Conferences
May 8, 2024
Arcturus Therapeutics Announces First Quarter 2024 Financial Update and Pipeline Progress
April 25, 2024
Arcturus Therapeutics to Report First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on May 8, 2024
March 7, 2024
Arcturus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Update and Pipeline Progress
February 26, 2024
Arcturus Therapeutics to Present at the Barclays 26th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
February 22, 2024
Arcturus Therapeutics Receives Orphan Medicinal Product Designation from the European Commission (EC), for ARCT-032, for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
February 20, 2024
Arcturus Therapeutics to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on March 7, 2024
February 5, 2024
New COVID-19 sa-mRNA Results from CSL and Arcturus Therapeutics Demonstrate Longer Duration of Immunity Compared to Conventional COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Booster
December 21, 2023
CSL and Arcturus Therapeutics’ ARCT-154 Demonstrates Non-Inferiority to Original Strain and Superior Immunogenicity to Omicron BA.4/5 Variant Compared to First-Generation mRNA Vaccine Booster
December 4, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics to Present at the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
November 28, 2023
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Approves CSL and Arcturus Therapeutics’ ARCT-154, the First Self-Amplifying mRNA Vaccine Approved for COVID in Adults
November 27, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. FDA for ARCT-032, for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
November 14, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics Announces Third Quarter 2023 Financial Update and Pipeline Progress
October 25, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics to Report Third Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on November 14, 2023
October 23, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics to Attend Upcoming Investor & Scientific Conferences
October 4, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics Joint Venture mRNA Manufacturing Partner, ARCALIS, Awarded Additional Financial Grants from Japanese Government
September 26, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Extend Agreement to Advance ARCT-032, an Investigational Messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutic to Treat Cystic Fibrosis
September 19, 2023
Study Shows Novel sa-mRNA Vaccines Offer Robust, Broad, Enduring Protection Against COVID-19 Variants
September 5, 2023
Arcturus Therapeutics and CSL Announce European Medicines Agency Validates Marketing Authorization Application for ARCT-154 Vaccine to Prevent COVID-19