CDI lands $30M round for stem cell operations

Cellular Dynamics International, the industrial-strength manufacturer of iPS cells run by the acclaimed stem cell scientist James Thomson, has raised a $30 million round. The Series B was led by an affiliate of Tactics II Stem Cell Ventures, which helped lead prior raises. Other investors in this financing round include Sam Zell's Equity Group Investments LLC, Sixth Floor Investors LP and G Force Investments. CDI has raised a total of $100 million since 2004. Cellular Dynamics release