SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwire - March 19, 2013) - Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT) announced today that it has expanded its Center of Excellence program to include a clinical site in Jamaica with the American Stem Cell and Anti-Aging Center. This site is in addition to the existing centers in Turkey, the Czech Republic and Mexico. American Stem Cell and Anti-Aging Center provides therapies for a variety of degenerative diseases at a fully equipped state-of-the-art private specialties hospital.
The center in Jamaica will now offer Bioheart's LipiCell™ product (fat derived stem cells). Adipose (fat) tissue is a plentiful source of stem cells and current applications for degenerative diseases are promising. Studies have shown that adipose derived cells may help reduce inflammation and promote the growth of new blood vessels. Because of the natural anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of the cells, they can help to promote healing in various conditions.
Bioheart's president and CEO, Mike Tomas said, "We are excited to begin offering the LipiCell product at another location. We have seen many positive results at our other Centers of Excellence and we look forward to expanding indications and applications."
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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