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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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#76343  Sticky Note "This bill, the Right to Try Act, will TheHungryHippo 08/14/17 01:46:06 AM
#76022  Sticky Note CEO Blog: A Historic Quarter for USSC Track 08/10/17 04:35:12 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
#71576  Sticky Note QUOTE LOL, Hippo DD info found here! sdave2002 06/22/17 03:42:36 PM
#77138   Lets do it $USRM Cgerd 08/19/17 03:51:44 PM
#77137   3 clinics 2 about to open retartedmidget moznoz 08/19/17 03:41:08 PM
#77136   Agree. However it dropped under $0.03 and now rancher64 08/19/17 03:23:58 PM
#77135   I have sticky's back from 6/22/17 on my Gyspy2017 08/19/17 03:07:20 PM
#77134   You'll need to inquire of the mods about trading.jeff 08/19/17 03:04:43 PM
#77133   Well, a reversal needs more than one candle trading.jeff 08/19/17 03:02:39 PM
#77132   The reversal has begun. The potential is huge rancher64 08/19/17 02:47:45 PM
#77131   Hopefully a big uptrend! I'm still curious as CanItBThisEZ2Make 08/19/17 02:45:07 PM
#77130   But yesterday, $USRM moved up ~34%. We'll see, trading.jeff 08/19/17 02:17:08 PM
#77129   There were some in it for the flip Staypositive1 08/19/17 02:15:30 PM
#77128   I said this too and then it dropped Cdizz123 08/19/17 02:11:43 PM
#77127    Info taken from US Stem Cell website: Sunrise, FL MyzStreet 08/19/17 01:06:10 PM
#77126   How many clinics does u.s stem cell have? Retartedmidget 08/19/17 12:42:10 PM
#77125   This is set up to be a long Staypositive1 08/19/17 11:44:20 AM
#77124   Repost from docprep: So to recap. Stellar quarter over BurningMan 08/19/17 11:34:25 AM
#77123   They are finally on a good path. BurningMan 08/19/17 11:02:35 AM
#77122   I see more than just a few 100k sdave2002 08/19/17 10:38:03 AM
#77121   Let's see if we can keep it green sdave2002 08/19/17 10:36:25 AM
#77120   Time for the correction. Numbers this BurningMan 08/19/17 09:19:56 AM
#77119   USRM riding this to the top again! BoilerRoom 08/19/17 09:07:01 AM
#77118   Just a guess...but I'm thinking we may get MyzStreet 08/19/17 08:51:14 AM
#77117   Patient Testimonial Barbara MyzStreet 08/19/17 08:36:09 AM
#77116   Patient Testimonial Heather MyzStreet 08/19/17 08:34:52 AM
#77115 $USRM MyzStreet 08/19/17 08:32:54 AM
#77113   According to my proprietary algorithm that I am GetRichorGetHighTryn 08/19/17 08:25:29 AM
#77112   GetRichorGetHighTryn 08/19/17 08:25:25 AM
#77110   Tired of looking at this red loser in Sprdave32 08/19/17 07:43:56 AM
#77109   What Happened to All the Information Up Above? CanItBThisEZ2Make 08/19/17 04:20:30 AM
#77108   So glad you were able to get something KelliBlue 08/19/17 12:39:41 AM
#77107   Great post man! Member mark for ya! MOCKBA 08/18/17 11:51:32 PM
#77106   I actually didn't think it was that bad Thor Von Thorson 08/18/17 08:37:16 PM
#77105   Very Healthy Q2: Revenue up by 104% year-over-year: BurningMan 08/18/17 07:51:39 PM
#77104   Today was mini shorts covering for the weekend 0mn1 08/18/17 07:49:08 PM
#77103   Duly noted Work Harder 08/18/17 07:49:01 PM
#77102   Obviously, we are not looking well. All i pennystocKING13 08/18/17 07:18:07 PM
#77099   Nice Friday hold here group. BluSkies 08/18/17 04:54:08 PM
#77097   Yes sir. An increase in volume here Staypositive1 08/18/17 04:44:03 PM
#77096   Imagine how easily this will move with 20 BurningMan 08/18/17 04:42:11 PM
#77095   Not going to lie somedays it feels like Staypositive1 08/18/17 04:33:25 PM
#77093   You too Deal! Staypositive1 08/18/17 04:04:28 PM
#77092   Awesome day here boys! So much to look Deal McMogulson 08/18/17 04:03:50 PM
#77091   Kristin Comella presents at RAAD Festival 2017. $USRM KRex0969 08/18/17 04:02:30 PM
#77090   Per CEO in last blog "Overall, this summer Staypositive1 08/18/17 03:54:48 PM
#77089   "RMAT" NOT IN THIS 10-Q, NO $5 MILLION, LOL! Hornet Driver 08/18/17 03:51:52 PM
#77088   I like what you're hearing! Staypositive1 08/18/17 03:51:44 PM
#77087   Bid BARELY holding .03, THIN to .025 STILL !! Hornet Driver 08/18/17 03:50:44 PM
#77086   Almost seems like some crazy news may drop TooYoungToDie 08/18/17 03:46:48 PM
#77085   From what I'm hearing they are gonna try TooYoungToDie 08/18/17 03:39:40 PM
#77084   Don't forget $1 million cash in hand BurningMan 08/18/17 03:39:18 PM
#77083   Comella @ RAAD Fest 8-12-2017 MyzStreet 08/18/17 03:29:17 PM