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Bioheart, Inc. is committed to the discovery and development of autologous cellular therapies to treat a variety of degenerative diseases, as well as the continuation of our ongoing research for the treatment of heart failure, cardiovascular and perioheral vascular disease. 


MyoCell SDF-1 



Bioheart’s lead product candidate is MyoCell®, a muscle stem cell therapy that is intended to improve cardiac function months or even years after a patient has suffered severe heart damage due to a heart attack.

MyoCell SDF-1 has received approval from the FDA to begin human clinical trials and is intended to be an improvement to MyoCell.

The MyoCath is a disposable needle injection catheter used for the delivery of biologic solutions to a targeted treatment site within the myocardium, the inner wall of the heart. 

Adipose (fat) tissue is readily available and has been shown to be rich in microvascular, myogenic and angiogenic cells.  Bioheart has recently applied to the FDA to begin trials using adipose derived stem cells or AdipoCell™ in patients with chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy.  


The Bioheart Vision
Our vision is to improve the quality of patients’ lives, while reducing hospitalizations and healthcare costs. 
Bioheart is and will continue to be recognized by physicians and patients as the world’s leader in providing 
innovative treatment and management of patients with severe cardiovascular and peripheral vascular 
disease.We are also focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies 
for the treatment of degenerative diseases.




Mike Tomás

President & CEO

Mike Tomas. Mr. Mike Tomas was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors on June 19, 2010. Mike Tomas was appointed as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a director on June 19, 2010. Mr. Tomas has been President for the past nine years of The ASTRI Group, an early stage private equity investment company in Florida with an investment in Bioheart since 2001. In 2003, he joined Bioheart’s Board of Directors as the independent representative of The ASTRI Group. ASTRI provides capital, business development and strategic marketing support to emerging private companies. Mr. Tomas will continue to serve as President of The ASTRI Group. Previously from 1983 to 2001, Mr. Tomas held ascending executive positions including Chief Marketing Officer at Avantel, a $1 billion dollar joint venture with MCI. Upon retiring from MCI and WorldCom, Tomas joined other ex-MCI executives and helped raise $40M in venture capital to form Ineto, an integrated customer communications software solution that was successfully sold in 2001.
Mr. Tomas sits on the boards of Avisena (revenue cycle management company for medical practices), SilverSky (fka Perimeter Internetworking) (SaaS/managed security services provider for medical practices and financial institutions), Rokk3r Labs (a digital and mobile products developer and portfolio), Bioheart (adult stem cell development for heart muscle tissue repair) and is the current chairman of Florida International University’s Global Entrepreneurship Center. He is an inductee into the Miami-Dade College and WACE Halls of Fame for business, an FIU Torch Award winner — and winner of top communications, medical innovations, education and entrepreneurial awards. Mr. Tomas holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University.

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Kristin Comella

Chief Scientific Officer

Kristin Comella. Ms. Comella was appointed Chief Scientific Officer in September 2010. Ms. Comella has served as our Vice President of R&D and Corporate Development since December 2008 and has played a major role in managing our product development, manufacturing and quality systems since joining Bioheart in 2004. Ms. Comella has 15 years of industry experience with expertise in regenerative medicine, training and education, research and product development, and currently serves on multiple advisory boards in the stem cell arena. Ms. Comella has many years of cell culturing experience including building and managing the stem cell laboratory at Tulane University's Center for Gene Therapy and developing stem cell therapies for osteoarthritis at Osiris Therapeutics. Ms. Comella holds an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida.  On March 12, 2013, Kristin Comella was appointed to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Dr. William P. Murphy, Jr.

William P. Murphy, Jr., M.D. Dr. Murphy has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2003. Dr. Murphy founded Small Parts, Inc., a supplier of high quality mechanical components for design engineers, in 1964 and served as its Chairman until his retirement in April 2005. Small Parts, Inc. was acquired by, Inc. in March 2005. From October 1999 until October 2004, Dr. Murphy served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion, Inc., a medical diagnosis company which had an involuntary bankruptcy filed against it in December 2003. Dr. Murphy is the founder of Cordis Corporation (now Cordis Johnson & Johnson) which he led as President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at various times during his 28 years at Cordis until his retirement in October 1985. Cordis Johnson & Johnson is a leading firm in cardiovascular instrumentation. Dr. Murphy received an M.D. in 1947 from the University of Illinois and a B.S in pre-medicine from Harvard College in 1946. He also studied physiologic instrumentation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT. After a two year rotating internship at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, he became a Research Fellow in Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston where he was the dialysis engineer on the first clinical dialysis team in the United States. He continued as an Instructor in Medicine and then a research associate in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Murphy is the author of numerous papers and owns 17 patents. He is the recipient of a number of honors, including the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award, the MIT Corporate Leadership Award, the Distinguished Service Award from North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, and the Jay Malina Award from the Beacon Council of Miami, Florida. He is also a member of the Inventors Hall of Fame


Executive Officers and Directors

Set forth below is information regarding our executive officers and directors as of December 31, 2013

Mike Tomas 48 Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer
William P. Murphy, Jr., M.D. 90 Director, Chairman of the Board
Mark P. Borman  59  Director
Charles A. Hart  53 Director
Sam Ahn  59 Director
Kristen Comella  37 Director, Chief Scientific Officer
Sheldon T. Anderson 63 Director

Business Strategy

 Our principal objective is to become a leading regenerative medicine company that discovers, develops and commercializes novel, autologous cell therapies, and related devices, for the treatment and improved care of patients suffering from chronic and acute heart damage as well as lower limb ischemia. Our secondary objective is the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies for the treatment of degenerative diseases.  The number of heart failure patients is expected to increase from 25 million worldwide today to over 50 million in five years. Our focus is on serving these patients. To achieve our primary objective, we plan to pursue the following strategies:

  • - Obtain initial regulatory approval of MyoCell and/or MyoCell SDF-1 by targeting patients with severe heart damage. 
    - Continue existing studies with adipose derived stem cells and endothelial progenitor cells.
    - Continue to develop our pipeline of cell-based therapies and related devices for the treatment of chronic and acute heart damage. 
    - Develop our sales and marketing capabilities. 
    - Continue to refine our MyoCell and MyoCell SDF-1 cell culturing processes.
    - Expand and enhance our intellectual property rights.
    - License, acquire and/or develop complementary products and technologies. 
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BHRT News: Proxy Statement (definitive) (def 14a) 12/19/2014 03:32:21 PM
BHRT News: Securities Registration Statement (s-1/a) 12/12/2014 03:31:37 PM
BHRT News: Securities Registration Statement (s-1) 11/21/2014 05:20:30 PM
BHRT News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/18/2014 09:57:48 AM
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#12045  Sticky Note MIKE TOMAS- CEO of BIOHEART BLOG InvestorStemCell 11/23/14 07:28:48 PM
#11540  Sticky Note Bioheart, Inc. Completes Financing With Magna! HybridTrader 10/27/14 09:42:35 AM
#12362   Parliament to legalize stem cells transplantation Investaholic33 12/22/14 09:42:05 AM
#12361   It is good to see that the board HybridTrader 12/22/14 09:30:41 AM
#12360   Mike Tomás also stayed with the team through andyshow 12/21/14 11:43:11 PM
#12359   "The last time there was a shareholders meeting Hopalongstocks 12/21/14 10:50:20 AM
#12358   Saw that. That's awesome! The last time there Gsdubb 12/21/14 10:31:50 AM
#12357   "Annual shareholders meeting"??? Hopalongstocks 12/21/14 09:51:54 AM
#12356   BHRT 6 mos daily chart w/Parabolic Sars, BBs, sharpei 12/20/14 09:08:09 PM
#12355   Annual shareholders meeting. Feb. 2015 andyshow 12/19/14 11:02:17 PM
#12354   Based on what again???? I'm pretty sure I Badmulez 12/19/14 06:05:52 PM
#12352   This is what happens when Bioheart pays their toddski 12/19/14 05:50:28 PM
#12351   HIGHER HIGHS and HIGHER LOWS than this time Badmulez 12/19/14 04:55:30 PM
#12350   Heck of a chart, heck of a week- Hopalongstocks 12/19/14 04:48:41 PM
#12349   My avg was 0,013 and it still is pepemartinez 12/19/14 01:29:48 PM
#12348   Totally agree. Investaholic33 12/19/14 12:23:13 PM
#12347   Higher highs and higher lows than last year... Badmulez 12/19/14 12:00:45 PM
#12346   "Nigeria" PR seems to have gone well seeing Hopalongstocks 12/19/14 11:38:54 AM
#12345   I sold all of my BHRT shares at Rosym 12/19/14 11:09:12 AM
#12344   I sold 70% of the stock last 3 pepemartinez 12/19/14 10:47:59 AM
#12342   Thank you for agreeing and pointing out further Investaholic33 12/19/14 09:21:36 AM
#12341   Here's another past business venture of Tomas, it's Hopalongstocks 12/19/14 09:07:41 AM
#12334   "Great Job BHRT!!!!." Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 10:14:18 PM
#12333   Great Job BHRT!!!!. More ventures to come Badmulez 12/18/14 08:36:44 PM
#12331   "This is a company wout endless funds but Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 07:30:38 PM
#12328   Tomas has the history of creating a billion Badmulez 12/18/14 06:14:30 PM
#12327   Aside from the fact that they grossly overpay toddski 12/18/14 05:40:48 PM
#12326 one of many highly respected busin Badmulez 12/18/14 04:45:03 PM
#12325   Excellent ARTICLE on the new VENTURE!!!Great job BHRT!!! Badmulez 12/18/14 04:00:03 PM
#12324   "article"?? There's no "article" to read? It's a Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 03:46:54 PM
#12322   "bhrt for their cell preservation techniques. "?? Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 03:34:16 PM
#12321   HIGHER Highs AND HIGHER lows yesterday and today Badmulez 12/18/14 03:12:28 PM
#12320   Obgyn as a dr makes perfect sense. This Badmulez 12/18/14 03:05:20 PM
#12318   Nigerian doctor is an OBGYN, who specializes in Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 01:10:57 PM
#12317   Bioheart (BHRT -6.7%) settles a debt of $1,508,219.19 Rosym 12/18/14 12:59:29 PM
#12314   "or Kristin Comella was just awarded the Nobel Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 11:56:29 AM
#12313   To some, I don't believe it would matter Tfan15 12/18/14 11:46:47 AM
#12312   "Setting up business in Nigeria"?? Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 11:41:19 AM
#12311   Setting up business in Nigeria, and Africa in Investaholic33 12/18/14 11:17:04 AM
#12310   Nigeria??? Oh no, not again from these guys?? They Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 10:48:58 AM
#12309   Joint venture news ruke 12/18/14 10:09:24 AM
#12308   .0121 right out of the gate. WOW ! Hopalongstocks 12/18/14 10:02:23 AM
#12307   I must be mental then. Do you suggest Gsdubb 12/18/14 08:00:11 AM
#12306   I wouldn't be surprised if BHRT was using toddski 12/17/14 10:25:20 PM
#12305   Exactly, you hit it right on the head. toddski 12/17/14 10:08:10 PM
#12304   Oh, it's gets even better and sweeter than Hopalongstocks 12/17/14 09:57:27 PM
#12303   Totally agree. They're so cash poor ($46K TOTAL Hopalongstocks 12/17/14 09:44:52 PM
#12302   Here is the reason you do not invest toddski 12/17/14 09:28:53 PM
#12300   Think it will be more around .01 JoegerInvest 12/17/14 07:09:15 PM
#12299   Do you think de could buy at 0.0060 pepemartinez 12/17/14 06:03:19 PM
#12298   Getting my bonus soon and will be buying. HybridTrader 12/17/14 03:18:06 PM
#12297   Selling for a tax write off is in Investaholic33 12/17/14 12:17:11 PM