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Bioheart, Inc. Presents at American Association of Blood Banks Conference in Boston


10/11/2012 8:39:19 AM

SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwire - October 11, 2012) - Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT) presented at the 2012 annual AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) conference in Boston, MA. Bioheart's Chief Science Officer, Kristin Comella, was invited to present about autologous adult cell-based therapies in a section directed by the International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS). Earlier this year, the ICMS and AABB announced they will work jointly to develop standards for the collection, processing and administration of autologous adult cells. Ms. Comella is part of the ICMS standard committee which will help to review and develop these standards as well as an accreditation program.

"We were pleased to participate in the AABB conference and believe that the AABB/ICMS standards and accreditation program will help to standardize the field. Bioheart can contribute to the process over a decade of experience with developing cell therapies," said Mike Tomas, CEO of Bioheart.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "may," "will," "to," "plan," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "would," "estimate," or "continue" or the negative other variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is subject to the risks and uncertainties described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.


Media Contact:
Kristin Comella
13794 NW 4th Street
Suite 212
Sunrise, FL 33325
Telephone 954/835-1500
Email: kcomella@bioheartinc.com



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