SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2013) - Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT) announced today that it has completed the FDA tissue bank registration process. Bioheart is offering stem cell storage for patients enrolled in the studies at the centers of excellence outside the US. Patients can store additional stem cell doses in liquid nitrogen for future use in approved clinical trials. These trials focus on the use of LipiCell™ (adipose derived stem cells) in a variety of different degenerative diseases.
Kristin Comella, Chief Science Officer, commented, "We are excited to offer these additional therapies to the patients who participate in our trials in Jamaica and Mexico. We now have the ability to store their stem cells for future use in repeat dosing studies."
About Bioheart, Inc.
Bioheart is committed to maintaining its leading position within the cardiovascular sector of the cell technology industry delivering cell therapies and biologics that help address congestive heart failure, lower limb ischemia, chronic heart ischemia, acute myocardial infarctions and other issues. Bioheart's goals are to cause damaged tissue to be regenerated, when possible, and to improve a patient's quality of life and reduce health care costs and hospitalizations.
Specific to biotechnology, Bioheart is focused on the discovery, development and, subject to regulatory approval, commercialization of autologous cell therapies for the treatment of chronic and acute heart damage and peripheral vascular disease. Its leading product, MyoCell, is a clinical muscle-derived cell therapy designed to populate regions of scar tissue within a patient's heart with new living cells for the purpose of improving cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients. For more information on Bioheart, visit www.bioheartinc.com, or visit us on Facebook: Bioheart and Twitter @BioheartInc.
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