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US. Stem Cell, 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. 


The US. Stem Cell Inc. 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.

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
Gregory Knutson 59 Director
Kristen Comella  37 DirectorChief Scientific Officer
Sheldon T. Anderson 63 Director



About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

US Stem Cell, Inc. (formerly Bioheart, Inc.) is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell based therapeutics that prevent, treat or cure disease by repairing and replacing damaged or aged tissue, cells and organs and restoring their normal function. We believe that regenerative medicine / cellular therapeutics will play a large role in positively changing the natural history of diseases ultimately, we contend, lessening patient burdens as well as reducing the associated economic impact disease imposes upon modern society.

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. 


    Sunrise, FL – April 10, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (USRM), a Florida corporation and leader in novel regenerative medicine solutions and physician-based stem cell therapies for human and animal patients, has received reactivation status of the MARVEL phase II/III trial.

    Following the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act, U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. has applied to the FDA for Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) Designation for the MyoCell product as part of the MARVEL trial.  Our trial had previously been placed on “Inactive Status” as patients were not actively being enrolled.  We placed a request to the FDA to reactivate the protocol and consider the therapy for RMAT designation.  We have recently heard from the FDA who has notified us that the protocol has been placed on “Reactivation Status” after reviewing details on the protocol and data collected on patients to date.  The FDA has also notified us that they are still reviewing our submission for RMAT.  Thanks to the REGROW component of the Cures Act, The FDA will grant RMAT designation for a regenerative medicine therapy that is intended to treat, modify, reverse, or cure a serious or life-threatening disease and demonstrates preliminary clinical evidence that the product has the potential to address unmet medical needs for a disease.  We believe that our MyoCell product meets these requirements as we have demonstrated clinical efficacy in both preclinical and clinical studies including our most recent MARVEL trial publication (review full publication here:  If RMAT designation is granted, this could expedite the approval process with the FDA.

    More information on the FDA’s new RMAT Designation can be found here:

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#79194  Sticky Note SO TO RECAP: COMPANY ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF docprep 09/11/17 02:12:05 PM
#78232  Sticky Note Official response to FDA Warning Letter. Deal McMogulson 08/29/17 02:42:32 PM
#75686  Sticky Note US STEM CELL UPDATE 8/8/2017 8:14:40 pm Eastern GoldenMind 08/08/17 08:14:43 PM
#72621  Sticky Note MYOCELL CLINICAL TRIALS, SIX PATIENT DEATHS !! Hornet Driver 06/29/17 10:22:27 AM
#81979   Article: STEM CELL DUBIOUS USE Hornet Driver 10/23/17 11:58:12 PM
#81978   Cup and handle formed. Watching for breakout. Oshinko 10/23/17 11:53:01 PM
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#81976   If amazon dropped 10% some people might jump Cdizz123 10/23/17 11:34:38 PM
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#81971   Reading these posts reminds me of Quantum theory. Zues 10/23/17 10:36:34 PM
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#81969   FDA USCC/Comella WARNING LTR..WORLD WIDE..LITERALLY ! Hornet Driver 10/23/17 09:37:42 PM
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#81967   That was a perfect bounce off mid boiler GoldenMind 10/23/17 09:24:23 PM
#81965   Not really....healthy pullback to the 50&20dema! BUYTIME!! Afterhoursearnings3 10/23/17 09:03:10 PM
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#81956   Ill continue to load anything under .04 GoldenMind 10/23/17 07:26:53 PM
#81955   Low volume, looks like it was just one Afterhoursearnings3 10/23/17 07:20:12 PM
#81952   Higher lows! This chat it beutiful! Buying more friday! Afterhoursearnings3 10/23/17 06:56:36 PM
#81951   Lol guess we know who sold! Uptrend is Afterhoursearnings3 10/23/17 06:55:36 PM
#81950   ??? TruthSpeaker12 10/23/17 06:53:32 PM
#81949   This could be the downturn to trips Ryguy008 10/23/17 06:51:10 PM
#81948   Good post. TruthSpeaker12 10/23/17 05:11:29 PM
#81947   I don’t see them not doing so...these are Sagemaker1 10/23/17 05:05:28 PM
#81946   Hoping the best for all of us in Archery Class 10/23/17 05:00:26 PM
#81945   Always remember when we have a down day TruthSpeaker12 10/23/17 04:58:00 PM
#81944   All they talk about is the FDA the Sagemaker1 10/23/17 04:47:16 PM
#81943   Agreed. Last week I said we could see TruthSpeaker12 10/23/17 04:44:21 PM
#81942   No prob we here to make money off Rinkydink 10/23/17 04:42:51 PM
#81941   Thanks for the kind words, I hope we StarGazer777 10/23/17 04:37:53 PM
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#81939   Fair enough man. Ultimately its on me, I StarGazer777 10/23/17 04:26:59 PM
#81938   An attempt to low the price to load BillionaireEye 10/23/17 04:18:07 PM
#81937   I can only hope that was it doc. Has Archery Class 10/23/17 04:14:20 PM
#81936   I’m glad you have those shares now! Nice MyzStreet 10/23/17 04:14:08 PM
#81935   What is this the 1980's with communism and StarGazer777 10/23/17 04:14:04 PM
#81934   Just read some these fabricated posts popping up Sagemaker1 10/23/17 04:13:29 PM
#81933   Whoa first off sorry for your luck wasn’t Rinkydink 10/23/17 04:12:43 PM
#81932   Sounds like shaking of weak trees to me... Sagemaker1 10/23/17 04:09:44 PM
#81931   I can agree with that. StarGazer777 10/23/17 04:09:40 PM
#81930   In all fairness, Kristin serves us and the Archery Class 10/23/17 04:08:30 PM
#81928   Only due to panic sellers.... What the h was docprep 10/23/17 04:05:36 PM
#81927   Rough final hour but always fights back moznoz 10/23/17 04:05:24 PM
#81926   Crazy volume today! BillionaireEye 10/23/17 03:57:59 PM
#81925   Funny how PPS is at the ask now! BillionaireEye 10/23/17 03:55:45 PM
#81924   Thanks for the cheapies docprep 10/23/17 03:55:11 PM
#81923   Last push for today as MM are done BillionaireEye 10/23/17 03:54:55 PM
#81921   Nice VenOmousInvestor 10/23/17 03:54:12 PM
#81920   Picked up another 200K at .03 average. Lonewolf1 10/23/17 03:53:28 PM
#81919   No it's back .0324 for 352,500 VenOmousInvestor 10/23/17 03:52:33 PM