SOURCE: Bioheart, Inc.

Bioheart, Inc.

October 30, 2014 08:00 ET

Miami Dade College Names Bioheart CEO, Mike Tomas, to Board of Advisors for New Idea Center

SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies, announced that Mike Tomás, President and CEO, will sit on the board of advisors for Miami Dade College's new Idea Center which will serve as Miami Dade College's hub for entrepreneurship for its 165,000 students. The Idea Center will include a venture incubator, called CREATE, with programming and resources to help nurture and accelerate the entrepreneurial ideas and ventures of students.

"Miami Dade College has long been recognized as being on the cutting edge of all things that will benefit their students and the community," said Tomas, President and CEO of Bioheart. "Miami is undergoing a huge transformation with an enormous focus on biotech, tech and entrepreneurship. As the CEO of Bioheart, I am excited that our company is right in the middle of it all."

The Idea Center at Miami Dade College was made possible with a $2.18 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padron announced the plan and the board this week.

"Entrepreneurship should be viewed as a skill to be taught, learned and used in the community. This mindset helps encourage the starting of new small businesses, which is the bedrock of the local economy," said President Padron.

Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse college in the nation. With seven campuses, two centers and more than 165,000 students from across the world, the College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational associate ad baccalaureate degrees.

About Bioheart, Inc.
Bioheart, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the field of regenerative medicine by offering the highest quality technology, cellular treatments and training. Specific to biotechnology, Bioheart, Inc. specializes in the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cellular therapies that treat a wide variety of degenerative diseases. 

Bioheart, Inc. is committed to maintaining its leading position within the cardiovascular sector of the cell technology industry by delivering stem cell therapies and biologics that help address congestive heart failure, lower limb ischemia, chronic heart ischemia, acute myocardial infarctions, chronic and acute heart damage, peripheral vascular disease and other issues. Bioheart's goals are to improve a patient's quality of life by regenerating their damaged tissue, when possible, and by reducing health care costs and hospitalizations. Bioheart's 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.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Carissa Matton
    Bioheart, Inc.
    13794 NW 4th Street, Suite 212
    Sunrise, Florida 33325
    Phone: 772.285.8511