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USRM Chief Science Officer Featured in Powerful Stem Cell Docuseries

SUNRISE, FL – Jan. 24, 2018 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today announced its Chief Science Officer, Dr. Kristin Comella, has been featured in the docuseries, “The Healing Miracle: The Truth About Stem Cells” — a film that interviews renowned experts in the field of stem cell medicine and explores in-depth the benefits and application of regenerative stem cell therapy.

Dr. Comella, who has more than 20+ years’ experience and is one of the world’s leading stem cell scientists, has been involved in more than 10,000 stem cell procedures at USRM since 2001.  USRM has pioneered stem cell therapy for damaged tissue from a variety of indications including orthopedic, autoimmune, degenerative and neurological diseases.  USRM also trains and certifies physicians in stem cell therapy — to date, more than 700+ physicians worldwide —  and has engaged with more than 287 clinics.  Dr. Comella is well published in the scientific literature and has been recognized by her peers as an innovator and world leader in the development and clinical practice of stem cell products and therapies.  She has also been instrumental in developing and bringing to market USRM’s AdipocellTM , a stem cell kit which enables physicians to separate stem cells from a patient’s own fat cells, which are harvested and reinserted in a minimally invasive, two-hour procedure without general anesthesia.

In the documentary, Dr. Comella (who has worked with all kinds of stem cells including, bone, muscle and fat), recounts an emotional experience with a patient who presented with a two-year-old head trauma and was wheelchair bound.   Following her stem cell protocol with Dr. Comella and USRM, she had a life-changing experience.

Americans in general have been relatively uninformed about the availability of the field of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine as an option for treating chronic pain conditions, damaged tissue and life-threatening illness. ‘The Healing Miracle,’ which is produced by Jeff Hays Films, is on a mission to change that trend by shining a light on a field of medicine that has been somewhat sidelined by U.S. regulatory agencies.  Last November, the FDA issued a long-awaited statement indicating it is moving toward integrating stem cell therapy into its code of practice, but concluded by giving itself three years to determine whether it will heavily regulate stem cells in humans as drugs, or continue to allow individuals to have free access to their own healing reserves of stem cells.

“The purpose of this interview is to educate people about cellular medicine — a concept that has been overshadowed by a pharmaceutical industry that has used disassociation and fear to distract patients from their own healing capabilities,” said Dr. Comella.  “This documentary is a great way for the public to learn more about regenerative options available to them —  an alternative to chronic, long-term drug use to managing symptoms, which we all know is often accompanied by debilitating side effects.  There has never been a better time to bring this forward than now, to explore healing regenerative therapies… facing a national emergency around pain management and opioid misuse is a clear wake up call that it’s time for better methods.”

Dr. Comella is featured in episode 5 of the docuseries, which is available in its entirety online.  To watch just Dr. Comella’s interview, click the Brainshark link here and fill out the information which will provide complimentary access.

“We are so proud of Dr. Comella. The world’s growing interest in her work and about stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine is an indication our time has come,” said Mike Tomas, President and CEO of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. “Stem cell therapy is rapidly becoming a part of mainstream medicine, and USRM is poised to take the lead in offering this treatment worldwide.”

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry specializing in physician training and certification and stem cell products including its lead product AdipocellTM , as well as veterinary stem cell training and stem cell banking and creation and management of stem cell clinics.  To management’s knowledge, USRM has completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years, and has certified more than 700 physicians and veterinarians in autologous stem cell therapy worldwide. 

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USRM Reaches Key Sales Milestone of Proprietary Adipocell TM Product

Company Poised to Be Industry Leader in Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Treatments

SUNRISE, FL – Jan. 15, 2018 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today announced it has reached a key milestone of 10,000 kit sales of its proprietary Adipocell TM product, a direct result of its relationships with 287 clinics in the United States and 700+ physicians worldwide offering USRM’s proprietary stem cell products and services.

Adipocell TM , which has been developed, marketed and distributed by USRM, enables physicians to separate potent stem cells from a patient’s own (autologous) fat cells, which are harvested and reinserted in two-hours total, in a minimally invasive procedure. Stem cells are an important component of the body’s ability to regenerate itself, and are rapidly becoming a mainstream trend in the field of regenerative medicine.

USRM is the premiere company in the United States that markets and manufactures an autologous adipose/stem cell separation kit. Autologous cells are not rejected by the body’s immune system and, as a result, may be more compatible and effective in reversing damage and augmenting health.

In addition to trailblazing the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, USRM also has developed a training program for physicians who want to learn how to offer stem cell therapy to their patients.

In-person training involves a two-day, interactive, hands-on training course at USRM’s Sunrise, Florida-based clinic, and includes integration of autologous cellular treatments, the extraction of lipoaspirate and bone marrow aspirate, as well as demonstrations on how to isolate adipose and bone-marrow-derived stem cells. Physician trainees will participate in several cases and perform clinical procedures under the supervision of an experienced instructor on a total of 3-5 patients. Cost for physician participation is $7,500.

Online training offers physicians clinical training in a web-based format. Consistent with in-person training, online training focuses on autologous cellular treatments like adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma. Physicians will learn the basics of stem therapy and have the option to obtain preceptor on-site training. Cost for physician participation is $2,500.

On-site training is available for physicians who have completed in-person or online training, and involves a USRM stem-cell specialist providing the physician one-on-one, on-site training at the physician’s own clinic.

“This is a key milestone for us as a Company, and for regenerative medicine in general, as it demonstrates the increasing demand in the marketplace for our AdipocellTM product,” said Mike Tomas, President and CEO of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. “We are dedicated and proud to lead the way on a global scale for the emergence of this novel therapeutic.”

“Our commitment to making regenerative, stem cell therapy available to any physician worldwide who is interested in providing stem cell therapy to their patients is reflected in our day-to-day practices as an organization,” said Dr. Kristin Comella, Chief Science Officer for U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. “The need for readily available stem cell procedures that physicians can offer their patients as an alternative to addictive pain medications, which has caused an opioid crisis in America, proves the time for regenerative medicine as a part of regular physician practice and pain management is long overdue.”

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry specializing in physician training and certification and stem cell products including its lead product AdipocellTM , as well as veterinary stem cell training and stem cell banking and creation and management of stem cell clinics. To management’s knowledge, USRM has completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years, and has certified more than 700 physicians and veterinarians in autologous stem cell therapy worldwide.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The Company’s business and the risks and uncertainties of the business are described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which can be found at sec.gov.

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On a Mission to Obtain Optimal Health from the Inside Out

I have dedicated my life and career to health and the optimization of the body, and I have made it my life’s work to share this passion with others. The discovery of my natural abilities in math and science at an early age identified for me this opportunity. It is my privilege to harness and share my talent and apply it to the world’s greatest machine: the human!

I started out as a young leader actively participating as a swim and gymnastics coach at the YMCA when I was 15 years old. My appreciation for the human body and what it is capable of performing at its optimal level quickly traversed into leading group fitness classes and education. When I am not in the laboratory or meeting patients at our U.S. Stem Cell Clinic, I continue that passion for educating and leading others in fitness and health to this day. I have always enjoyed the science of health on every level, and continue to identify, develop and incorporate the latest research in my day-to- day activities for my participants to fully enjoy the human experience.

After graduating high school from the Academy of Holy Names in Tampa, Florida, with a near perfect transcript and the highest honors in both math and science, I decided to pursue Chemical Engineering at the University of South Florida. In addition to the required Engineering curriculum, I specialized in the honors program with a biology emphasis. Chemical Engineering is the study of processes, and I purposely chose this curriculum to apply my understanding of processes to the human body. The systems and the cycles in the human body are more complex and spectacular than any man-made machine on earth! Applying complex engineering to this system could provide me the perfect foundation for unlocking the secret to longevity. I graduated a year ahead of my class as an honors student with a Bachelors of Science degree, my senior thesis being a project in Biomedical Engineering.

I knew my journey was just beginning and decided to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University Chemical Engineering program. This program was listed as one of the top in the United States and it gave me the incredible opportunity to work with Dr. Jeffrey Chalmers in his cell culture and bioengineering lab. My research during my time at Dr. Chalmers’ lab focused on the use of nano-particle magnets to isolate and separate cells. While at the University, I completed all necessary PhD course work and defended generals while publishing several studies on magnetic cell sorting. I also had the opportunity to work with Dr. Maciej Zborowski of the Cleveland Clinic Biomedical Engineering program. With approximately one year until PhD completion, I had the good fortune to join a small startup company in Maryland called Osiris Therapeutics. During this time same time, my husband and I were also expecting the joyous arrival of our first child.

In 2001, I made the decision to finish my master’s thesis and join Osiris founded by Dr. Arnie Caplan (the ‘Father of the Mesenchymal Stem Cell’).  I worked as a research engineer with Drs. Frank Barry and Mary Murphy and 2 other scientists on the Chondrogen team.  We were studying the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow for an application in the knee joint.  Pursuing one of the first investigational new drug (IND) applications to the FDA for MSCs, we completed several pre-clinical studies in large animal models.  My responsibilities included developing and implementing cell culture expansion protocols and testing of the cells in vivo.  I remember the day I was working with another scientist to score the cartilage growth present in goat knee joints after stem cell injection and thinking, ‘wow, this is going to change medicine as we know it!’  These preclinical studies were used to successfully obtain one of the first IND approvals of stem cells in orthopedics from the FDA in 2002.  

At this point in time, another amazing opportunity was presented to me — this time to move to Tulane University in New Orleans and work with Dr. Darwin Prockop (the grandfather  of cellular therapy research on mesenchymal progenitors, such as MSCs).  I was hired as the manager of the FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility at Tulane’s Center of Gene Therapy. Our focus was using MSCs for applications in spinal cord injuries.  It was my responsibility to design and implement all GMP compliant protocols for isolation, expansion and implementation of stem cells in patients with spinal cord injuries.

In 2004, shortly after the birth of my second child, another door opened — this time to move to Florida to join a growing start-up called Bioheart, Inc. now, U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.  Our focus was the pursuit of solutions to one of the greatest challenges in health care: Heart Disease.  I worked with Dr. Doris Taylor who has published some of the earliest studies on muscle stem cells in the heart in animal models.  My challenge was to make this therapy ready for the clinic for use in our US and European clinical trials.  I traveled the world supplementing my knowledge base by learning from other experts in heart science and medicine, including spending a month in Navarro, Spain, working with Dr. Felipe Prosper (head of the Cellular Therapy Unit at the Clinica Universidad de Navvarra).  I developed and more closely perfected the manufacturing of muscle stem cells for use in humans suffering from congestive heart failure.  We worked side by side with top cardiologists including Drs. Tim Henry, Warren Sherman, Thomas Povsnic, Chris O’Connor and more, at leading centers worldwide to successfully provide this treatment to hundreds of patients.  We even published the first double blind placebo controlled trial demonstrating safety and preliminary efficacy of the injection of muscle stem cells into the heart.

It was during 2007 that our company became very interested in Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs), and I was given the opportunity to train with Dr. Stu Williams who is often credited as one of the first researchers in ADSCs.  Our focus began with the implementation of clinical programs using adipose cells or, more specifically, stromal vascular fraction or SVF (population of cells from adipose tissue with fat cells removed).  We started studies in the India, Mexico and the Czech Republic.  It quickly became obvious that these diverse cells could be used in a variety of indications and, because this is a medical procedure fully implemented at point of care, the therapies did not suffer the same regulatory scrutiny normally involved in a culture expanded cell procedure.

I worked with physicians from a variety of sub specialties in order to establish protocols to utilize these cells to promote healing and reverse tissue damage.  We developed and established an in-clinic protocol that could be completed in under 2-3 hours — unheard of at this point in time in medical practice.  In collaboration with our team and outside medical professionals, we have completed and published more patient therapies using SVF than anyone in the world.   These protocols have helped thousands of patients heal naturally without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, utilizing a cellularly holistic approach that is more in harmony with a patient’s individual cellular landscape.  Also, together with a team of medical professionals, I developed a training program to help other physicians understand how to implement these therapies on a broader scale, in order to bring this novel therapeutic procedure to the world.  

In 2014, I started an organization called the Academy of Regenerative Practices in order to bring together medical professionals and scientists seeking to help people heal naturally.  The power to heal exists inside every single one of us and we can tap into this regenerative potential!  It is my life’s work to lead the charge of this organization in order to help educate the public about this healing potential, including holding our ground that no agency or corporate entity owns the cells that exist inside our bodies.   We have the right to pursue holistic healing modalities of our choice, with the doctors of our choice, in order to obtain natural healing.

I have had the honor and privilege at this point in time of being recognized by my peers on several occasions:  I was chosen number 24 on Terrapin’s list of the Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers  and number 1 on the Academy of Regenerative Practices list of Top 10 Stem Cell Innovators. Most recently, I was named in the Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors/Scientists in the country by DrAxe.com — one of the most visited natural health websites in the world.  I am humbled by the accolades but keep my eye on the prize, which is reinforced daily by my morning mantra: What can I do today to get stem cell treatments to as many people as possible?

A few years ago, I made the decision to return to school and complete my PhD.  After finishing additional coursework at Florida International University, publishing studies on the use of stem cells in osteoarthritis, finalizing a book chapter on bioreactors and the largest safety study on the use of SVF, I am proud to say that I have finally completed my PhD in Stem Cell Biology from the Panama College of Cell Science.

As stem cell therapies continue to gain in popularity, my role as a patient advocate has become my life’s work.  I am on a mission to obtain health from the inside out, and to help people in this world accomplish this for themselves.  When you bring forward a technology that is so innovative and groundbreaking it is considered ‘disruptive,’ the terrain can be rocky.  After all, these novel therapies are literally changing the course of medicine forever.  Groundbreakers always attract naysayers, it’s just a universal truth.  I understand and accept the challenges associated with being a groundbreaker, and I will never stop fighting for the right for individuals to use their own cells to heal.

I am a dedicated wife and mother of two amazing teenagers.  I am a scientist who continues to focus her career on helping others achieve health.  I have the honor of working with some of the best and brightest minds in the world.  I am Kristin Comella and I’m on a mission to help others obtain health from the inside out.

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USRM Stem Cell Treatment Shows Promise in Enhancing Erectile Function

World-Renowned Athlete Receives Treatment, Featured in Men’s Health Magazine

SUNRISE, FL – Jan. 8, 2018 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today announced world-renowned fitness expert Ben Greenfield successfully received its stromal vascular fraction treatment for erectile enhancement. Details of the procedure and the results are featured in the January issue of Men’s Health, on newsstands now.

Greenfield, whose experience following the treatments includes more frequent erections and penile enlargement, received his first of two treatments at the USRM clinic in Sunrise, Florida.

Stromal vascular fraction treatments, or autologous stem cell treatments harvested from the patient’s own fat, could provide healthier alternatives to use of pharmaceuticals for erectile enhancement and dysfunction (ED) — a market that is estimated to be more than $4 billion annually and has slowed in growth due to toxic side effects from pharmaceuticals currently on the market, according to a report by Grand View Research published in July 2016. Greenfield, who is a self-professed ‘biohacker,’ sought treatment as part of his ongoing exploration of ‘biohacking’ and penile enhancement. “My drive to discover cutting-edge therapies is what led me to U.S. Stem Cell, and my results certainly convinced me of the validity of this treatment,” said Greenfield. “The opportunity to dictate our own therapies to enhance performance in all arenas of health is an empowering part of physical performance, and it is a demonstration that regenerative medicine is here now.”

Stromal vascular fraction involves using USRM’s proprietary AdipoCellTM kit to help isolate a patient’s own stem cells from the fat cells. Studies of stromal vascular fraction’s used in ED therapy are starting to emerge, as is documented in a scientific paper featured in EBioMedicine’s January 2017 issue.

“Autologous stem cell therapy is rapidly entering the arena of mainstream regenerative medicine, as is exemplified by its acceptance, use and promotion by cutting edge biohackers and fitness experts like Mr. Greenfield,” said Dr. Kristin Comella, USRM’s Chief Science Officer. “As regenerative stem cell therapy continues to expand into specialized markets, we look forward to broadening our application for these voluntary procedures.”

Greenfield, who was voted in 2013 and 2014 as one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist, coaches top CEO’s, chefs, biohackers, endurance competitors, and professional athletes from the UFC, NHL, NBA, NFL and beyond – all while advising and investing in top companies in the health, fitness and nutrition industries. He was voted in 2008 as Personal Trainer of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. He is also the CEO of Kion Health and hosts the highly popular Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, one of the top-ranked health and fitness podcasts in iTunes. He has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology and personal training, plus strength and conditioning certifications from the NSCA.

“Last year was about restructuring debt and streamlining our financials in order to position ourselves in 2018 for these kinds of opportunities,” said Mike Tomas, USRM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing to explore the application of stromal vascular fraction treatments for a wide variety of voluntary procedures which is being driven by market demand for more holistic, autologous therapies.”

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry specializing in physician training and certification and stem cell products including its lead product Adipocell TM , as well as veterinary stem cell training and stem cell banking and creation and management of stem cell clinics. To management’s knowledge, USRM has completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years, and has certified more than 700 physicians and veterinarians in autologous stem cell therapy worldwide.

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Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward- looking statements and represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The Company’s business and the risks and uncertainties of the business are described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which can be found at sec.gov.

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USRM Responds to Lawsuit Filed for Discontinued Eye Treatments

MIAMI, FL –Dec.20, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today responded to a lawsuit filed last week in Broward County by a plaintiff claiming she had an adverse event for a voluntary stem cell procedure at a doctor’s office utilizing autologous (the patient’s own) stem cells to attempt to reverse the effects of macular degeneration— a disease that currently has no cure.

The adverse event the plaintiff claims she experienced as a result of the treatment, which was administered by a doctor in February of 2015, is a detached retina in one eye, which the patient alleges has led to loss of sight in that eye. Counsel for the patient also claims that his client’s vision has worsened in the other eye. As the lawsuit was just filed, these allegations have not been corroborated. USRM’s AdipoCell TM kit was used to harvest autologous cells from the patient’s fat tissue.

The use of autologous stem cells for macular degeneration was discontinued by US Stem Cell Clinic, a separate company, as of June of 2015, after adverse events were reported.

“We have addressed any concerns about using AdipoCell TM for macular degeneration by discontinuing its use since more than two years ago,” said Dr. Kristin Comella, USRM’s Chief Science Officer. “Because we have seen strong safety profiles using AdipoCell TM to harvest autologous stem cells to treat a wide variety of other conditions — including orthopedic, autoimmune, degenerative and neurological diseases — we are instead focusing our development at this time on these more broad arenas.”

“Publicly traded companies are always a target for law suits,” said Mike Tomas, President & CEO of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. “Every lawsuit is different, we are confident that our attorneys — who are very familiar with the issues surrounding this case — will investigate and defend this claim so that this case is resolved as soon as legally practical.”

U.S. Stem Cell and its affiliated entities did not administer the treatment to the patient. The procedure was performed by an outside practitioner, who is among the hundreds of trained doctors worldwide who utilize U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. technology. U.S. Stem Cell does not currently treat eye patients, and for nearly 20 years, clinics have safely conducted thousands of stem cell procedures utilizing our protocol. We remain committed to the development of effective cell technologies to treat patients with a variety of diseases and injuries.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry specializing in physician training and certification and stem cell products including its lead product Adipocell TM , as well as veterinary stem cell training and stem cell banking and creation and management of stem cell clinics. To management’s knowledge, USRM has completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years, and has certified more than 700 physicians and veterinarians in autologous stem cell therapy worldwide.

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Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The Company’s business and the risks and uncertainties of the business are described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which can be found at sec.gov.

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CSO Blog: Our 2017 and Direction for the Coming Year

Dear shareholders and friends,

We are reaching the final days of 2017, it has been one more year of progress, challenges and success. This final month continues to be a productive one as we look forward into 2018! I had the honor of presenting this month at the Healthy Masters Worldwide Forum, on Dec. 2, where I discussed “Regenerative Medicine: The Future of Medicine is Here” and reviewed results of a safety study and a knee study. These studies are further evidence of the safety and effectiveness of stem cell procedures that use cells harvested with USRM’s proprietary Adipocell™. These novel therapies, for patients living with degenerative conditions and tissue damage, enable patients to harness their own healing potential and use their very own cells to treat themselves.

As most of you know I am an avid and vocal supporter in the fight for the rights of patients. In fact, I am a patient myself and have received injections using my own stem cells! Our government’s agency, the FDA, has recently acted to limit those rights with new regulations that limit patient access to their own tissue. Were this regulation to interfere with a person’s ability to utilize their own cells to heal themselves, it could be a violation of basic human rights.

Fellow scientists, medical practitioners and I are coming together to defend these rights and the therapies that we know have the potential to help millions of people worldwide for a myriad of indications — from pain management, to wound healing, to neurological conditions and spinal cord injuries as well as tissue regeneration in orthopedic and cardiac diseases. Our efforts, such as the work being done through the ARP Legal Defense Fund, help patients continue to access their own healing potential. Stem cell therapy is changing lives today, and is the exciting future of healthcare .

The FDA recently published two draft guidances regarding Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapies (RMAT). Based on these draft guidance documents, the FDA will continue to require a robust clinical trial program for these products, which typically costs hundreds of millions of dollars and years of studies. We have spent more than $100 million over two decades on both preclinical (animal) and clinical (human) trials for the MyoCell™ product. We have published many studies showing that the culture-expanded autologous stem cells directly injected into the heart can provide benefit to congestive heart failure patients. We will continue to work closely with the FDA to understand how these new draft guidances will affect our technologies and company, but our main focus as always is to offer stem cell therapies to all patients in need. USRM intends to take full advantage of this RMAT opportunity. We are actively seeking strategic partners to pursue commercialization of the MyoCell™ product and finalize RMAT designation based on the draft guidelines published.

While we are considering partnership opportunities, our current resources are best served focusing on our in-clinic programs that provide treatments to patients every day. Our phones are ringing off the hook with patients interested in pursuing these potentially life-changing therapies.

I will continue the work of expanding regenerative medicine and fighting for patients’ rights to harness their own bodies healing potential. This next year will surely bring many new accomplishments, growth and an expansion of stem cell treatments. All of us here at U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. would like to thank you for your support and wish you a very Happy Holidays and prosperous New Year.

Warmest Regards,

Kristin Comella, PhD, CSO

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Adipocell™ Stem Cell Therapy Shows Safety In A Wide Variety of Applications

Adipocell™ Stem Cell Therapy Shows Safety In A Wide Variety of Applications

Chief Scientific Officer to Present Data at Worldwide Conference

MIAMI, FL –Dec. 1, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today announced its Chief Science Officer Dr. Kristin Comella will present at the Healthy Masters Worldwide Forum, Saturday, Dec. 2.

Dr. Comella, who is a global leader in the development of revolutionary holistic stem cell therapies, will discuss progress in the wide use of stem cells from a patient’s own adipose (fat) tissue, which offer a novel therapy for damaged tissue from a variety of indications including orthopedic, autoimmune, degenerative and neurological diseases.  Her presentation, entitled “Regenerative Medicine: The Future of Medicine is Here,” includes results of a safety study and a knee study — each of which indicate stem cells harvested using USRM’s proprietary Adipocell procedures are safe and effective, respectively, and are a novel therapy for patients with damaged tissue.

Adipocell is a kit of disposables and reagents used to isolate a patient’s own stem cells from fat, which is collected via an outpatient procedure.  Once harvested and isolated, stromal vascular fraction (SVF) is injected into patients which may reduce inflammation, promote healing, and repair damaged/scarred tissue. The SVF population includes mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), pericytes, endothelial/progenitor cells, fibroblasts and growth factors where the adipocyte (fat cell) population has been removed.

In the safety study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, an in-clinic use of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) was used for degenerative diseases in orthopedics, neurological conditions and systemic conditions. Approximately 60 ml of fat tissue was removed from each of the 676 patients using a local tumescent liposuction procedure. The fat was processed using the Adipocell™ kit and separated via centrifuge to isolate the SVF, and the cells were delivered intraarticularly, intravenously, intrathecally, or intradiscally directly into each patient. All subjects were monitored for adverse events.

Results of the procedure demonstrated exceptional patient safety, and the study underscores the safety of autologous stem cell therapy in general. Few adverse events were reported and were overwhelmingly of mild and transient nature, such as the expected soreness at the site of liposuction and occasional headache.  Overall, the study demonstrates a strong safety profile with low complication rates.

In the knee study, which was published in the Journal of Translational Medicine, a total of ten patients underwent a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 100 ml of fat tissue from each patient.  SVF was isolated using USRM’s proprietary Adipocell enzyme digestion and resuspended in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for intra-articular injection in the knee.

The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score and six-minute walk distance (6MWD) were used to evaluate clinical effects and included measure of patient’s subjective assessment of pain, joint mobility, and physical disability. WOMAC score, 6MWD and laboratory tests were repeated at 3 and 6 months and 1, 1.5 and 2 years. XRAY and MRI were completed at 1 year.

The average total WOMAC score was 64 at baseline and significantly reduced to 52 at 3 months, 46 at 6 months, 42 at 1 year, 38 at 1.5 years, and 41 at 2 years. Patients walked an average of 1310 feet at baseline and demonstrated a statistically significant improvement at 3 and 6 months and 1, 1.5, and 2 years post treatment. Cartilage thickness as determined by MRI improved by at least 0.2 mm in six patients, was unchanged in two patients and decreased by at least 0.2 mm in two patients.

Overall, all of the patients were pleased with the treatment results. They reported a reduction in pain levels, especially after 3 months. More importantly, the procedure demonstrated a strong safety profile with no severe adverse events or complications reported.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry specializing in physician/veterinary training and certification and stem cell products and protocols.  USRM also provides stem cell banking for patients and creation and management of stem cell clinics.  To management’s knowledge, USRM has completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years, and has certified more than 700 physicians and veterinarians in autologous stem cell therapy worldwide.

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About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat disease by repairing and replacing damaged or aged tissue, cells and organs and restoring their normal function.Our business, which includes three operating divisions (U.S. Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics and U.S. Stem Cell Clinic) includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products, as well as revenue generating physician and patient-based regenerative medicine / cell therapy training services, cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinics. 

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Degenerative Disc Patients Significantly Improve with USRM’s Adipocell TM Chief Scientific Officer to Present Data at IFATS

MIAMI, FL –Nov. 28, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today announced Chief Science Officer Dr. Kristin Comella will present clinical data demonstrating safety and efficacy of its proprietary Adipocell TM therapy in treating degenerative disc disease — a condition that affects more than 65 million Americans annually 1 — at the Annual Meeting for International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS).

Dr. Comella, who is a global leader in the development of revolutionary holistic stem cell therapies, will discuss her paper “Effects of the Intradiscal Implantation of Stromal Vascular Fraction Plus Platelet Rich Plasma in Patients With Degenerative Disc Disease,” on Thursday, November 30, 5:30 p.m., at the Lowes Hotel Miami Beach. Dr.
Comella’s presentation will also be live streamed at www.facebook.com/comella.stem.cell/.

The study, which included 15 patients with degenerative disc disease, featured the use of USRM’s proprietary Adipocell TM therapy following a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 60 ml of fat tissue. Adipocell TM kits and enzyme were used to separate and isolate a patient’s own stromal vascular fraction (SVF) which was then delivered into the disc of patients. Patients were then monitored for 6 months for adverse events, range of motion, visual analog scale (VAS), present pain intensity (PPI), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Dallas Pain Questionnaire and Short Form (SF)-12 scores. Safety events were also monitored, for a 12-month period.

The procedure demonstrated a strong safety profile with no severe adverse events (SAEs) or complications linked to the therapy they received, and no incidences of infection. Patients who participated in this study experienced statistically significant improvements in several parameters including flexion, pain ratings, VAS, PPI, and short form questionnaires. In addition, both ODI and BDI data was trending positive and a majority of patients reported improvements in their Dallas Pain Questionnaire scores. More importantly, patients overall were pleased with treatment results.

“We are seeing so many advancements in regenerative therapy as a result of the application of stem cells from adipose tissue, and the possibilities are endless,” said Dr. Comella, who co-authored the study along with two colleagues. “We are at a time in history where the potential for effective, regenerative medicine from autologous, stem cell therapy is exploding. At USRM, we are pioneering these new therapies for patients and we continue to publish first in man studies like this one.”

IFATS is a non-profit scientific society currently dedicated to scientific areas of interest related to facilitating the development of treatments for excess body fat, the generation of new fat tissue for reconstruction after cancer or birth-related defects and the use of adipose tissue as a source of mesenchymal stem cells that have the potential to regenerate and repair different body tissues.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry specializing in physician/veterinary training and certification and stem cell products and protocols. USRM also provides stem cell banking for patients and creation and management of stem cell clinics. To management’s knowledge, USRM has completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years, and has certified more than 700 physicians and veterinarians in autologous stem cell therapy worldwide.

 

1 American Association of Neurological Surgeons & the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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CEO Blog: November 2017 Preparing for Year-End and a Productive 2018

Dear Shareholders and Friends,

We are pleased to share with you highlights of our latest key milestones, as we prepare for year-end and the start of a productive 2018.

Our sixth-straight successful period of positive financial results continued in the 3rd quarter of 2017, including a revenue increase of 106 percent from the same quarter last year.  Net increase in gross profit also rose 102 percent, while cash from operations for the nine months ended Sept. 30 increased 1004% from negative $113k in 2016 to more than $1m in 2017.

This quarter, we also announced the opening of a new clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, bringing the number of clinics using our technology to 287. Our venture at Regenerative Wellness Clinic with Dr. Rosemary Daly, who will be utilizing U.S. Stem Cell’s proprietary technology for pain management and other therapeutics, is evidence of the continued expansion of our clinical distribution platform.

Opportunities in our five revenue centers — clinics, physician training and certification, stem cell processing kits, veterinarian training and kit sales and stem cell banking — continue to expand each year, as we make stem cell treatments available to more and more customers worldwide, with more than 700 USRM certified stem cell physicians globally.

On October 13th, our Chief Science Officer Dr. Kristin Comella presented for a second year at Bulletproof’s 5th Annual Biohacking Conference in Pasadena. Dr. Comella participated in an informational Stem Cell Panel, led by stem cell therapy expert Harry Adelson, ND.   Bulletproof’s founder Dave Asprey, an avid, Stem-Cell advocate, invited Dr. Comella to present at the conference after he received a successful stem cell procedure at a U.S. Stem Cell clinic. Mr. Asprey received stem cell injections for brain health and sexual function.

U.S. Stem Cell Clinic also recently treated top fitness expert Ben Greenfield. You can watch his procedure here: https://www.facebook.com/BGFitness/videos/10156434268379179/

We’re also excited to announce the publication of a new study by Dr. Comella titled “Safety Analysis of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in a Variety of Degenerative Diseases and Injuries Using the Stromal Vascular Fraction” in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Medical Research.

The study shows the efficacy and safety of autologous stem cell therapy in individuals with degenerative diseases and injuries, and is a treatment that’s helping to change people’s lives.

Dr. Comella will also be presenting this November at the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) from November 30 to December 3, 2017 in South Beach, Miami. She’ll discuss her paper, “Effects of the Intradiscal Implantation of Stromal Vascular Fraction Plus Platelet Rich Plasma in Patients With Degenerative Disc Disease.”  Patients demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in range of motion, pain reduction and quality of life, with no severe adverse events linked to the therapy. A link to the paper can be found here: http://bit.ly/2yDd33l

Finally, as you may know, we have issued a response to the FDA’s warning letter to US Stem Cell Clinic. We have engaged a large Washington, D.C. law firm who specializes in FDA case law to assist in our communications. We are having open communications with the agency and look forward to their responses.

We are committed to preserving the rights of patients to harness their bodies’ own healing potential. Our dedication to this emerging science is unwavering and we will continue to expand efforts to help patients maximize their health with this amazing technology.

We thank you for your interest and continued support.

Warmest regards,

Mike Tomas,

President and CEO

 

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U.S. Stem Cell Responds to FDA’s Regenerative Medicine Guidelines

Sunrise, FL Nov. 21, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today responded to the recently announced Food and Drug Administration’s comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including stem cell treatments.

The framework is described in a suite of four guidance documents that build upon the FDA’s existing, risk-based regulatory approach, in order to more clearly describe what products are regulated as drugs, devices, and/or biological products. Two of the documents were issued as drafts, and the other two were issued as final.

This new framework also includes more regulatory guidance for off-the-shelf products that, due to their construct, require more complex, lengthy and expensive entries to market. This is partially because they can involve using third-party stem cells that have been modified, including genetically, which can require more intense scrutiny by the FDA. USRM believes that’s it’s in-clinic stem cell procedures should not be subject to the same regulatory process as off-the-shelf drug products.

Likewise, due to the high ramp-up costs with an off-the-shelf gene or cell therapy product, patients can be up against prices of $475,000 per treatment.  USRMs proprietary in-clinic protocols using the patients own tissues/cells are not off-the-shelf gene or cell therapies and can be safely performed in-clinic instead of a hospital, by physicians that are USRM-trained and certified in autologous stem cell therapy practices — procedures that have been and continue to be well documented in the scientific literature with very few complications reported.  The costs to patients typically range from $5000-$12,000.

“As U.S. Stem Cell continues to offer products, education and in-clinic therapeutic services, we are continuing our ongoing communication with the FDA in order to determine more specifically how we best fit into the regulatory model for stem cell therapies,” said Mike Tomas, President & CEO of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. “Our goal is to provide patients in need with regenerative medicine using the cells inside their own body, and we are hopeful that the FDA is willing to continue to work with us to help define fair regulation for the public regarding these therapies.”

According to the FDA, this modern framework is intended to balance the agency’s commitment to safety with mechanisms to drive further advances in regenerative medicine, so that innovators can bring new, effective therapies to patients as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We’re at the beginning of a paradigm change in medicine with the promise of being able to facilitate regeneration of parts of the human body, where cells and tissues can be engineered to grow healthy, functional organs to replace diseased ones; new genes can be introduced into the body to combat disease; and adult stem cells can generate replacements for cells that are lost to injury or disease. This is no longer the stuff of science fiction. This is the practical promise of modern applications of regenerative medicine,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, who is quoted in the guidelines.

“Just as Dr. Gottlieb has described it, the emerging field of stem cell therapy is dynamic and complex,” said Dr. Kristin Comella, Chief Science Officer of USRM. “That’s one of the reasons why the FDA is taking great consideration, to ensure a comprehensive framework that will simultaneously increase access to these remarkable innovations, while at the same time ensuring public safety. It is also one of the reasons why we here at USRM are so excited to pioneer the holistic approach of using one’s own stem cells in clinic — the sophistication of using autologous stem cell therapies, combined with simplicity of application and use, gives clinics we operate and physicians we train incredible scalability with powerful results. As we continue to grow and expand our business, we are confident that our place in this world of emerging science will be reflected in the FDA’s ongoing regulatory decisions. We look forward to being a part of this dialogue as this historic science unfolds.”

In addition to the final documents, the two draft guidances also provide important information to help spur development and access to innovative regenerative therapies. The first draft guidance, which builds off the regenerative medicine provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, addresses how the FDA intends to simplify and streamline its application of the regulatory requirements for devices used in the recovery, isolation, and delivery of regenerative medicine advanced therapies (RMATs), including combination products.

The second draft guidance describes the expedited programs that may be available to sponsors of regenerative medicine therapies, including the new Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation created by the 21st Century Cures Act, Priority Review, and Accelerated Approval. In addition, the guidance describes the regenerative medicine therapies that may be eligible for RMAT designation – including tissue engineering products, human cell and tissue products, and combination products using any such therapies or products, as well as gene therapies that lead to a durable modification of cells or tissues (including genetically modified cells). USRM intends to take full advantage of this RMAT opportunity and join strategic partners to apply for consideration of its MyoCell product for heart failure patients.

Based on these draft guidance documents, the FDA will continue to require a robust clinical trial program for these products which typically costs hundreds of millions of dollars and years of studies. USRM has spent more than $100 million over two decades on both preclinical (animal) and clinical (human) trials using its MyoCell™ product. The trials published to date show culture-expanded autologous stem cells directly injected into the heart can provide benefit to congestive heart failure patients. USRM is actively seeking strategic partners to pursue commercialization of the MyoCell product and finalize RMAT designation based on the draft guidelines published.

At U.S. Stem Cell and our clinical affiliates, we have demonstrated a strong safety profile with our in-clinic physician medical procedures which is completely in line with the risk-based approach that the FDA intends to enforce. We believe that patients have a right to utilize the cells in their own body to help promote natural healing and we have demonstrated the safety of these therapies in our recent publication in a peer reviewed journal. The study describes the use of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) in the clinic for degenerative diseases in orthopedics, neurological and systemic conditions in 676 patients.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc., is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry and has, to management’s knowledge, completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years. We look forward to pioneering this space and working closely with regulatory bodies to ensure safety.

 

About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat 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.

Our business, which includes three operating divisions (U.S. Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics and U.S. Stem Cell Clinic) includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products, as well as revenue generating physician and patient-based regenerative medicine / cell therapy training services, cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinic. Management maintains that revenues and their associated cash in-flows generated from our businesses will, over time, provide funds to support our clinical development activities as they do today for our general business operations. We believe the combination of our own therapeutics pipeline combined with our revenue generating capabilities provides the Company with a unique opportunity for growth and a pathway to profitability.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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U.S. Stem Cell Reports 3rd Q: Increases Revenue, Reduces Debt

Sunrise, FL – Nov. 7, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), international leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine, today announced financial results for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2017.

Revenue increased significantly for the quarter, up 106 percent or $730k from the same quarter last year to $1.5m.  Likewise, for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017, revenue also increased 92 percent from $2.1 to $4.04m for the same period last year.

Net increase in gross profits also increased to $1m, a 158 percent increase from the same quarter last year.  Net increase in gross profit also increased 102 percent or $1.4m for the same period in 2016, to $2.8m for 2017.

Cash from operations also increased for the nine months ended, up more than 1004% from negative $113k in 2016 to more than $1m in 2017.  Cash from operations was also up for the three months ended 2017, an increase of more than 368% in 2017, totaling $240k, compared to $52k for the same three months in 2016.

Our operations are continuing to yield successful results for six straight quarters now, including last quarter which was record breaking, and we are still just getting started,” said Mike Tomas, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.  “The increase in operational success — which includes certifying 700 physicians and 287 clinics in the use of our proprietary stem cell technology — is being bolstered by more than 30 states that are passing laws to allow regenerative, cutting-edge procedures like ours.  It’s an exciting time to be in the marketplace, and we are looking forward to our continued growth.

On Sept. 1, 2017, the State of Texas joined more than 30 other states by passing HR 810 — a ‘right to try’ law allowing Texans to choose medical procedures like stem cell treatments for certain severe chronic diseases and terminal illnesses that have historically been considered more ‘experimental.’  This legislation paves the way for patients living on borrowed time, that are severely debilitated, or in extreme pain due to an ailment.   As more states join the ranks in approving right-to-try laws, USRM will continue to leverage these legislated opportunities.

 

“Seeing expansion of our proprietary, stem cell therapy process — which empowers a patient to utilize their own, naturally occurring stem cells to treat chronic pain and other systemic conditions — is such a remarkable experience, ” said Dr. Kristin Comella, Chief Science Officer for U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.  “Our ability to teach, train and partner with physicians and clinics, as well as develop our own standalone facilities, gives us a unique opportunity to grow the business in so many ways.”

 

USRM also strengthened its balance sheet this quarter by converting outstanding debt into equity, an indication of debt holders’ increased confidence in the Company’s ability to enhance shareholder value through operations.  In order to facilitate the debt conversion, on Aug. 31 USRM filed an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), executing a debt restructuring agreement with Hunton & Williams LLP.  As a result of the conversion, USRM facilitated a debt reduced of $393k.  The deal freezes interest payments the Company has on two outstanding notes from 2009.  A copy of the SEC Form 8-K filing is available here.

 

Operating expenses rose 47 percent, due to a combination of factors including a 103 percent increase in depreciation and one-time costs association with operations including stock-based compensation as a result of the debt reduction and performance bonuses.  Loss from operations decreased $336k from $1.3m in the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017, compared to $957k for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017.  Likewise, long-term debt made a slight increase, mostly due to terms of the sale-leaseback.

 

About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat 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.

Our business, which includes three operating divisions (U.S. Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics and U.S. Stem Cell Clinic) includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products, as well as revenue generating physician and patient-based regenerative medicine / cell therapy training services, cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinic. Management maintains that revenues and their associated cash in-flows generated from our businesses will, over time, provide funds to support our clinical development activities as they do today for our general business operations. We believe the combination of our own therapeutics pipeline combined with our revenue generating capabilities provides the Company with a unique opportunity for growth and a pathway to profitability.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. Announces Clinical Expansion in U.S. Market

Sunrise, FL – Nov. 1, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions, today announced the opening of another regenerative clinic using its proprietary products and services, bringing the number of clinics using its technology to 287.

Regenerative Wellness Clinic (RWC), located in West Palm Beach, represents another addition to USRM’s global distribution platform for its proprietary, stem cell technology, and is a direct result of USRM’s position as the world’s largest educator in stem cell innovation and physician training, with more than 700 USRM certified stem cell physicians globally.

“We are so pleased to hit this next milestone with Regenerative Wellness, and look forward to working closely with this incredible team of experts,” said Mike Tomas, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. “Partnering with RWC provides us the opportunity to expand our strategic goal of market penetration while maintaining scalability. This approach is in direct alignment with our longer-term strategy of establishing and maintaining profitability as we grow globally.”

The minimally invasive, proprietary procedure — which utilizes a patient’s own stem-cell-rich adipose or fat tissue – has, management believes, significantly boosted success rate for patient outcomes in a wide variety of indications including pain management, orthopedic, autoimmune, cardiac and other systemic conditions.

The West Palm Beach clinic is spearheaded by Dr. Rosemary Daly, an interventional spine/pain management physician, board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Daly graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her Anesthesiology residency at the Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

“Being able to offer U.S. Stem Cell’s proprietary process to our patients means we will be able to make more advanced, successful regenerative treatments available to patients in South Florida,” said Dr. Daly. “Moreover, we contend that the minimally invasive treatments applied in an outpatient procedure can help jumpstart the body’s own healing capabilities and provide long-term relief — an advancement which has endless options in the world of pain management.”

“Dr. Daly’s expertise in reducing chronic and debilitating pain makes her a perfect partner for our expansion,” said Dr. Kristin Comella, Chief Science Officer for U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. “We look forward to collaborating with the excellent researchers and physicians on Dr. Daly’s team, as we continue to deepen our expertise of this ground-breaking, regenerative therapy.”

U.S. Stem Cell’s novel advancements in stem cell therapy, in managements’ opinion, could be a significant alternative to the explosive opioid crisis in America — a direct results of America’s failed attempt at pain management. According to The New York Times, published June 5, 2017, drug overdose is now the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under the age of 50, while the October 15, 2017, edition of 60 Minutes reports that the opioid crisis has claimed 200,000 lives in the United States over the past few decades.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging leader in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry and has, to management’s knowledge, completed more clinical treatments than any other stem cell company in the world in the past 20 years.

 

About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat 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.

Our business, which includes three operating divisions (U.S. Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics and U.S. Stem Cell Clinic) includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products, as well as revenue generating physician and patient-based regenerative medicine / cell therapy training services, cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinic. Management maintains that revenues and their associated cash in-flows generated from our businesses will, over time, provide funds to support our clinical development activities as they do today for our general business operations. We believe the combination of our own therapeutics pipeline combined with our revenue generating capabilities provides the Company with a unique opportunity for growth and a pathway to profitability.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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U.S. Stem Cell, Inc CEO Mike Tomas Honored As PACE Center For Girls Miami Pioneer By PACE Center For Girls Miami

Sunrise, FL – October 26, 2017 – U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (OTC: USRM), a leader in the regenerative medicine, cellular therapy industry providing physician based stem cell therapies to human and animal patients, as well as a developer of novel autologous cell therapies is proud to congratulate its CEO, Mike Tomas, for his committed advocacy and ongoing support of PACE Center for Girls Miami, a philanthropic organization devoted to serving at-risk adolescent girls. Mr. Tomas will be recognized at the 4th Annual BELIEVING IN GIRLS LUNCHEON on October 25th for his continued leadership, vision, and positive involvement in the organization . As a Founding Board Member of PACE Miami, Mr. Tomas has helped paved the way for the at-risk teen girls’ centerorganization to thrive within the South Florida community.

“We are incredibly grateful to Mike Tomas for his vision and leadership in helping launch PACE Miami to become the thriving organization it is, that today serves 60 at-risk teen girls each year with comprehensive programs of education and counseling. Mike helped make PACE Miami a reality and it would not be as strong as it is today without his ongoing support and guidance,” said Sherry Thompson Giordano, Executive Director of PACE Miami. “Mike is and continues to be a guiding force for PACE Miami every day.”

The 4th Annual Believing in Girls PACE Miami Luncheon today will be a dynamic gathering of community leaders, corporate executives and socially-minded donors who will gather to celebrate the PACE Miami girls and help raise funds for the continued growth of the Center.

Community leaders and donors believe in the mission of PACE Miami to serve at-risk teen girls from 11-17 years old in helping them achieve their full potential in a safe and supportive ways, with a strength-based academic and counseling center.

 

About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat 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.

Our business, which includes three operating divisions (U.S. Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics and U.S. Stem Cell Clinic) includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products, as well as revenue generating physician and patient-based regenerative medicine / cell therapy training services, cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinic. Management maintains that revenues and their associated cash in-flows generated from our businesses will, over time, provide funds to support our clinical development activities as they do today for our general business operations. We believe the combination of our own therapeutics pipeline combined with our revenue generating capabilities provides the Company with a unique opportunity for growth and a pathway to profitability.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

 

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One of the 19 PACE Centers across the state of Florida, PACE Miami opened its doors on its current location at 1400 NW 36th Street, on March 6, 2014. PACE Miami provides girls and young women from the ages of 11-17 an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy at a full academic and counseling center where girls attend full school day programs. For further information, please visit PACE Center MIAMI.

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U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. New Study Underscores the Safety of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in Degenerative Diseases and Injuries

Sunrise, FL – October 11, 2017 – (OTC:USRM) U.S. Stem Cell, Inc., a Florida corporation and leader in novel regenerative medicine solutions and physician-based stem cell therapies for human and animal patients, today announced the publication of a new study that demonstrates the safety of autologous stem cell therapy in degenerative diseases and injuries.

The study, called “Safety Analysis of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in a Variety of Degenerative Diseases and Injuries Using the Stromal Vascular Fraction,” is the largest safety trial to date that used stem cells from fat. It was published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine Research and co-authored by U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. Chief Science Officer Kristin Comella, PhD, as well as Michelle Parlo, PA, Rosemary Daly, DO, Vincent Depasquale, DC, Eric Edgerton, DC, Patrick Mallory, DO, Roy Schmidt, MD, Walter P. Drake, PhD.

“Our study demonstrates exceptional patient safety with low complication rates and underscores the safety of autologous stem cell therapy in general,” Dr. Comella said in a statement. “Few adverse events were reported and were overwhelmingly of mild and transient nature, such as the expected soreness at the site of liposuction and occasional headache.”

The study is the first trial to address cells from fat in multiple diseases and with different delivery routes. It describes the use of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) in the clinic for degenerative diseases in orthopedics, neurological and systemic conditions in 676 patients.

Stem cells from adipose tissue offer a novel therapy for patients with damaged tissue. SVF injected into patients may reduce inflammation, promote healing, and repair damaged/scarred tissue. SVF can be isolated from fat (adipose) tissue in a simple outpatient stem cell procedure that takes about 30-90 minutes and can be done under local anesthesia, using a mini-lipoaspirate technique. The stem cells can then be infused or injected after the mini-liposuction.

The new study demonstrates the strong safety profile from a multi-center analysis of SVF injection in treating various diseases. As part of the study, approximately 60 mL of fat tissue was removed from the abdomen or flanks using a local tumescent liposuction procedure. The fat was separated via centrifuge to isolate the SVF and the cells were delivered intraarticularly, intravenously, intrathecally, or intradiscally directly into the same patient. All subjects were monitored for adverse events.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. Since 1999, the company has completed more clinical treatments (for both humans and animals) than any other regenerative company in the world. U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat disease by repairing and replacing damaged or aged tissue, cells and organs and restoring their normal function. U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. has also partnered with other companies to build a national distribution network for stem cell therapies using the U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. developed technologies and is on track to add an additional 10 stem cell treatment centers and clinics in the U.S.

 

About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat 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.

Our business, which includes three operating divisions (U.S. Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics and U.S. Stem Cell Clinic) includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products, as well as revenue generating physician and patient-based regenerative medicine / cell therapy training services, cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinic. Management maintains that revenues and their associated cash in-flows generated from our businesses will, over time, provide funds to support our clinical development activities as they do today for our general business operations. We believe the combination of our own therapeutics pipeline combined with our revenue generating capabilities provides the Company with a unique opportunity for growth and a pathway to profitability.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. Cso to Present at Bulletproof Biohacking Conference on October 13th in Pasadena, Ca

Sunrise, FL – October 10, 2017 – (OTC:USRM) U.S. Stem Cell, Inc., a Florida corporation and leader in novel regenerative medicine solutions and physician-based stem cell therapies for human and animal patients, announced today that its Chief Science Officer Kristin Comella, PhD, will present on October 13 th at Bulletproof’s 5 th Annual Biohacking Conference in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Comella’s presentation will be live- streamed, starting at 3:15 p.m. PT via Facebook Live on the U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/USStemCellInc/.

Dr. Comella’s participation is part of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.’s ongoing effort to educate consumers on the power of using their body’s own healing potential through regenerative medicine. At the Biohacking Conference, Dr. Comella will be joining an informational Stem Cell Panel led by Harry Adelson, ND, an expert in stem cell therapy and the founder of Docere Clinics in Park City, Utah. This will be Dr. Comella’s second consecutive appearance at the Biohacking Conference.

Dr. Comella’s invitations to speak at the Bulletproof Conference follow a stem cell treatment Bulletproof Founder Dave Asprey received at U.S. Stem Cell Clinic back in July 2016, when he live-streamed the procedure on Facebook. U.S. Stem Cell Clinic is 33.3% owned by U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. To watch the recoded version of Asprey’s Facebook Live video, click here: https://tinyurl.com/y7vjqwfd.

Dr. Comella is a world-renowned expert on regenerative medicine with a focus on adipose derived stem cells. She was named number 24 on Terrapin’s list of the Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers and number 1 on the Academy of Regenerative Practices list of Top 10 Stem Cell Innovators. Most recently, Dr. Comella made the list of Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors in the country by DrAxe.com, one of the most visited natural health websites in the world.

“I am excited and honored to be a part of the Bulletproof Conference that brings together some of the brightest minds in the regenerative industry who are pushing the limits of what the human mind and body can do,” Dr. Comella said in a statement. “Please tune in on Facebook Live at 3:15 pm PT on October 13 th to watch the stem cell panel discussion.”

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is an emerging enterprise in the regenerative medicine / cellular therapy industry. Since 1999, the company has completed more clinical treatments (for both humans and animals) than any other regenerative company in the world. U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of cell-based therapies that prevent or treat disease by repairing and replacing damaged or aged tissue, cells and organs and restoring their normal function. U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. has also partnered with other companies to build a national distribution network for stem cell therapies using the U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. developed technologies and is on track to add an additional 10 stem cell treatment centers and clinics in the U.S.

About U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

U.S. 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 therapies that prevent or treat 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.

Our business, which includes three operating divisions (U.S. Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics and U.S. Stem Cell Clinic) includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products, as well as revenue generating physician and patient-based regenerative medicine/ cell therapy training services, cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinic. Management maintains that revenues and their associated cash in-flows generated from our businesses will, over time, provide funds to support our clinical development activities as they do today for our general business operations. We believe the combination of our own therapeutics pipeline combined with our revenue generating capabilities provides the Company with a unique opportunity for growth and a pathway to profitability.

Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward- looking statements. 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. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

The Company is 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, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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