Bioheart Announces Approval of Common Stock for Quotation On OTC Bulletin Board

| Source: Bioheart, Inc.

SUNRISE, Fla., May 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioheart, Inc. (OTCBB:BHRT) announced today that its common stock is now being quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) under the trading symbol "BHRT," the company's original ticker symbol.

This move to the over-the-counter securities market does not affect the Company's business operations and will not change its SEC reporting requirements. Furthermore, the transition does not have any effect on the shares of common stock themselves under the Company's charter. The Company's stockholders will remain the registered owners of the common stock and, commencing May 13, 2009, will be able to obtain a "bid" and "asked" quotation over-the-counter. Information regarding the trading of the Company's common stock on the OTC Bulletin Board can be accessed at and on Pink OTC Markets at The Company's market maker is Capital Path Securities, LLC.

"Bioheart has remained a fully reporting company throughout this transition period and continues to make progress in its clinical projects," said Howard J. Leonhardt, chairman and chief executive officer of Bioheart.

About Bioheart, Inc.

Bioheart, Inc. is committed to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases. Its goals are 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. Its lead product candidate, MyoCell(r), is an innovative clinical muscle-derived stem 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. The Company's pipeline includes multiple product candidates for the treatment of heart damage, including Bioheart Acute Cell Therapy, an autologous, adipose tissue-derived stem cell treatment for acute heart damage, and MyoCell(r) SDF-1, a therapy utilizing autologous cells that are genetically modified to express additional potentially therapeutic growth proteins. For more information on Bioheart, visit

MyoCell, MyoCell SDF-1 and MyoCath are trademarks of Bioheart, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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.

Investors and others are cautioned that a variety of factors, including certain risks, may affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. These risk factors include, without limitation, (i) our ability to obtain additional financing; (ii) our ability to control and reduce our expenses; (iii) our ability to establish a distribution network for and commence distribution of certain products for which we have acquired distribution rights; (iv) our ability to timely and successfully complete our clinical trials; (v) the occurrence of any unacceptable side effects during or after preclinical and clinical testing of our product candidates; (vi) the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; (vii) our dependence on the success of our lead product candidate; (viii) our inability to predict the extent of our future losses or if or when we will become profitable; (ix) our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; and (x) intense competition. The Company is also 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, 2008, as amended by its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2008; June 30, 2008 and September 30, 2008.

Bioheart, Inc.
Howard J. Leonhardt, Chief Executive Officer
(954) 835-1500

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