SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwire - March 14, 2013) - Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin C. Comella to the Board of Directors. Ms. Comella has been a member of senior management since 2004 and will continue to serve as the Chief Science Officer for the Company.
Dr. William P. Murphy, Jr., Chairman of the Board, commented, "Over the years I have worked alongside some of the brightest scientific minds; Kristin is no exception. Her leadership and collective scientific advancements have made Bioheart a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Her addition to the Board of Bioheart will prove invaluable."
Ms. Comella replaces Richard T. Spencer, III, who has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors after over a decade of service.
Mr. Spencer said, "I leave this board in great and capable hands. Dr Murphy has traveled this road more than once, so he has been inspiring and credible as our Chairman, and our entire team has been staunchly determined to succeed in our belief that our technology and medical insights will prevail and that Bioheart will make landmark contributions within the annals of medicine."
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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