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.
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