Happenings Archive

What's Happening Now is a quick, thoughtful, real-time briefing regarding material events in the stem cell industry...definitely not the usual stream of insignificant press releases. The most current Happenings are boxed on the left-hand side of most pages on this site. Feel free to use this page to explore the archive of all past Happening items, and subscribe to the RSS feed to stay on top of the events that move the market and the industry.


Post-IPO, Cellular Dynamics Q3 Revenues and Loss Both Up
Nov 14, 2013
On the heels of its successful July IPO, Cellular Dynamics International (ICEL) announced Q3 revenues up 108% while its net loss widened by 36%, despite a 79% gross margin. The company had 142 customers in the past 12 months, 10 of which accounted for two thirds of total revenue.
Cellular Dynamics Begins 3,000-Patient iPSC Bank
Nov 5, 2013
Cellular Dynamics International (ICEL) announced receipt of a Notice of Grant Award from CIRM, kicking off CDI's $16M project to bank 9,000 iPSC cell lines from 3,000 healthy and diseased donors.
Busa Consulting Discusses Cellular Dynamics IPO With Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jul 26, 2013
Commenting on Cellular Dynamics International's (ICEL) tough 21% first day decline, Busa Consulting told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "They've identified a good opportunity. And like any young company, they will face incredible challenges delivering on that opportunity. Few biotech tools companies are able to pull off an initial public offering, so the fact that CDI was able to is a testament."
Cellular Dynamics International Slumps in Public Debut
Jul 25, 2013
Cellular Dynamics debuted on the NASDAQ today following its IPO, losing $2.50 (21%) off its IPO price by the closing bell.
Cellular Dynamics Prices Its IPO, Becomes Newest SCSI Component Company
Jul 24, 2013
Cellular Dynamics International (ICEL) announced the pricing of its IPO at $12 per share, the bottom of its hoped-for range, bringing in $46 million. Trading in ICEL shares is expected to begin on the NASDAQ exchange July 25. CDI thus becomes the 15th component company of the SCSI Stem Cell Stock Index.
Cellular Dynamics Files Registration of Securities
Jul 24, 2013
iPSC vendor Cellular Dynamics International (NASDAQ:ICEL) filed Form 8-A with the SEC registering its securities, indicating its IPO hopes continue to move forward.
Cellular Dynamics International launches IPO bid
Jul 10, 2013
iPSC pioneer Cellular Dynamics International today announced the launch of its 4.4 million share IPO (for $12-$14 per share). We review the offering in our latest Organelles essay.
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