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Bioheart, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2008

July 30, 2008

SUNRISE, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Bioheart, Inc., a company committed to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008.

Recent Clinical Highlights:

— On July 24, 2008, we announced that the results of a preclinical study involving the injection of myoblasts modified to express stromal derived factor-1(alpha) protein (SDF-1) into the scar tissue of the myocardium of rats, which suggest improved heart function, were recently presented at two scientific meetings — the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Toronto, and the American Society of Gene Therapy Meeting (ASGT) in Boston.

— The May 2008 issue of Cath Lab Digest featured an article on MyoCell(R) Clinical Cell Therapy, the SEISMIC Trial and an interview with Warren Sherman, MD, Director, Cardiac Cell-based Endovascular Therapies, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York and Principal Investigator of the MYOHEART Trial and the Phase II/III MARVEL Trial.

Recent Corporate Highlights:

— On July 11, 2008 the Company announced that it secured worldwide non-exclusive distribution rights to the Bioheart 3370 Heart Failure Monitor, an interactive and simple-to-use at-home intelligent device designed specifically to improve available healthcare to patients outside hospitals who are suffering from heart failure. The device, manufactured by RTX Healthcare A/S (Denmark), has 510k market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the U.S. and CE mark approval for marketing in Europe and other countries that follow this mark.

— On July 2, 2008, the Company announced it was added to the Russell Microcap Index after the Russell Investment Group reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 27, 2008.

— On July 1, 2008 the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Howard J. Leonhardt, Bioheart’s co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, to serve as Chief Executive Officer.

Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 were $16,786 compared to $194,609 in the second quarter of 2007. During the quarter, the Company also recognized $15,000 of development revenue for services performed under a clinical registry agreement. The Company reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2008 of $3.9 million, or $(0.27) per share, compared to a net loss of $2.8 million, or $(0.21) per share, for the same quarter last year. The Company ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents totaling $1.9 million.

The increase in the Company’s net loss in the second quarter of 2008 as compared to the second quarter of 2007 is primarily attributable to increased stock-based compensation and interest expense related to $10 million of debt incurred by the Company in June 2007.

Research and development expenses for the second quarter of 2008 were $1.5 million compared to $1.8 million in the second quarter last year. The primary focus of the Company’s research and development activities during the quarter related to the MARVEL Trial. The MARVEL Trial is the largest clinical trial of its kind to date, investigating the use of autologous myoblasts to treat patients suffering from congestive heart failure. These myoblasts, adult stem cells that are precursors to muscle, are derived from the patient’s own body. When injected into scar tissue within the heart wall, myoblasts have shown they are capable of engrafting in the damaged tissue and differentiating into mature muscle cells capable of augmenting cardiac function.

“Recently, we acquired the distribution rights to a cardiac monitoring device that will complement the potentially groundbreaking biologic therapies that we are developing,” said Howard Leonhardt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bioheart, Inc. “We believe that this leading-edge device will help to accelerate our efforts to transition from a development stage research company to a fully operating product marketing company.”

Mr. Leonhardt continued, “My background in the scientific development of medical devices, and my experience in working with strategic marketing partners to identify and penetrate targeted markets for those devices will serve us well at this important moment in the Company’s history. This is an exciting time in the development of Bioheart and we look to the future with great enthusiasm.”

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 http://www.bioheartinc.com/.

   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 secure additional financing; (ii) the timely success and completion of our clinical trials; (iii) the occurrence of any unacceptable side effects during or after preclinical and clinical testing of our product candidates; (iv) regulatory approval of our product candidates; (v) our dependence on the success of our lead product candidate; (vi) our inability to predict the extent of our future losses or if or when we will become profitable; (vii) our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; and (viii) 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, 2007, as amended by Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.

                    Financial Tables on Following Pages                         Bioheart, Inc. and Subsidiaries                        Consolidated Balance Sheets                                                     June 30,     December 31,                                                     2008            2007                                                  (Unaudited)   (Derived from                                                                   audited                                                                  financial                                                                  statements)                                    ASSETS   Current assets     Cash and cash equivalents                      $1,879,995    $5,492,157     Receivables                                        53,870        52,642     Inventory                                         375,832       372,054     Prepaid expenses and other current assets       2,328,441       261,030       Total current assets                          4,638,138     6,177,883   Property and equipment, net                         370,517       444,506   Deferred offering costs                                   -     3,484,070   Deferred loan costs, net                            662,928     1,146,716   Other assets                                         68,854        71,148       Total assets                                 $5,740,437   $11,324,323                      LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT   Current liabilities     Accounts payable                               $1,878,359    $2,134,256     Accrued expenses                                4,436,731     4,511,775     Deferred revenue                                  485,786       547,286     Notes payable - current                         6,781,397     6,671,112       Total current liabilities                    13,582,273    13,864,429   Deferred rent                                        16,284        21,426   Note payable - long term                          2,024,281     2,943,432       Total liabilities                            15,622,838    16,829,287    Commitments and contingencies    Shareholders' deficit     Preferred stock ($0.001 par value) 5,000,000      shares authorized; none issued and outstanding         -             -   Common stock ($0.001 par value)    50,000,000 shares authorized; 14,447,138    and 13,347,138 shares issued and outstanding    as of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007,    respectively                                        14,447        13,347   Additional paid-in capital                       79,835,158    77,061,296   Deficit accumulated during the    development stage                              (89,732,006)  (82,579,607)       Total shareholders' deficit                  (9,882,401)   (5,504,964)       Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit  $5,740,437   $11,324,323                         Bioheart, Inc. and Subsidiaries                   Consolidated Statements of Operations                               For the Three-Month         For the Six-Month                                    Period                    Period                                Ended June 30,            Ended June 30,                               2008        2007          2008        2007                                  (Unaudited)               (Unaudited)    Revenues                  $16,786     $194,609      $42,781     $208,414   Cost of sales               4,521       26,661        7,646       34,021     Gross profit             12,265      167,948       35,135      174,393    Development revenues       15,000            -       76,500            -    Expenses:     Research and      development          1,477,634    1,785,661    2,835,691    3,186,251     Marketing, general      and administrative   1,876,442      873,300    2,948,711    1,750,676     Depreciation and      amortization            45,921       45,780       91,549       92,226       Total expenses      3,399,997    2,704,741    5,875,951    5,029,153     Loss from      operations          (3,372,732)  (2,536,793)  (5,764,316)  (4,854,760)   Interest income             8,256       75,157       42,202      115,781   Interest expense         (496,875)    (300,801)  (1,430,285)    (301,362)     Net interest      (expense) income      (488,619)    (225,644)  (1,388,083)    (185,581)     Loss before income      taxes               (3,861,351)  (2,762,437)  (7,152,399)  (5,040,341)   Income taxes                    -            -            -            -     Net loss            $(3,861,351) $(2,762,437) $(7,152,399) $(5,040,341)   Loss per share -    basic and diluted         $(0.27)      $(0.21)      $(0.51)      $(0.39)    Weighted average shares    outstanding - basic    and diluted           14,447,138   13,235,738   14,150,984   13,012,328       Contact:  William Kline                  Lytham Partners, LLC              Chief Financial Officer        Joe Diaz              Nicholas Burke                 Joe Dorame              VP - Financial Operations      Robert Blum              (954) 835-1500                 (602) 889-9700  

Bioheart, Inc.

CONTACT: William Kline, Chief Financial Officer, or Nicholas Burke, VP -Financial Operations, both of Bioheart, Inc., +1-954-835-1500; or Joe Diaz,Joe Dorame, or Robert Blum, all of Lytham Partners, LLC, +1-602-889-9700, forBioheart, Inc.

Web site: http://www.bioheartinc.com/




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