NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellular Dynamics International said on Tuesday that it has closed its initial public offering, raising net proceeds of about $43 million.

The Madison, Wis.-based stem cell technologies firm, which went public last week, said it completed its offering of more than 3.8 million shares of common stock at $12.00 per share. The company trades on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol "ICEL".

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