Cell imager and manipulator Cyntellect collects $15.1M

San Diego’s Cyntellect, a laboratory equipment maker focused on tools that image and manipulate living cells, raised $15.1 million in a fourth funding round. The company’s technology, which it says is based upon principles from the semiconductor industry, uses lasers to capture fluorescent cell images, to eliminate unwanted cell types, and to “optoinject” proteins, peptides and nucleic acids into cells.