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The Sanford Project & DiaMedica to Present Preclinical Abstract on DM-199 Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes at the 73rd Annual ADA Conference

Jun 20 2013 12:00AM

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SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA and MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- The Sanford Project & DiaMedica (TSX VENTURE: DMA), announced today that their abstract titled "Human Tissue Kallikrein (DM-199 Compound) Induces Diabetes-Protective Immunomodulation in NOD Mouse T1D Model," has been selected for a Late Breaking Poster Presentation at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 73rd Scientific Sessions, being held on June 21-25 in Chicago, Illinois. The poster presentation describes DM-199's mechanism of action in modulating immunological parameters associated with developing diabetes when administered to non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice.

The poster will be presented by Dr. Alexei Savinov, Associate Scientist at The Sanford Project and has been assigned presentation number 56-LB in category 01-E Clinical Therapeutics/New Technology - Non Insulin Injectable. Dr. Savinov is scheduled to present the poster on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

DiaMedica also announces that the Board of Directors has, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval, authorized amending the exercise price of the outstanding warrants issued on May 8, 2012 in connection with DiaMedica's early exercise incentive program from $2.50 to $1.60. All other terms of such warrants will remain the same.

About The Sanford Project

The Sanford Project is one of the four initiatives made possible through Denny Sanford's transformational gift to Sanford Health in 2007. From its inception, The Sanford Project was "designed for results." Sanford Health will combine clinical components of patient care and science into one of the most promising and fast-moving fields of research; regenerative medicine. Their goal is to research and cure Type 1 diabetes, all in pursuit of a healthy future for our children. For further information please visit www.sanfordproject.org.

About DiaMedica

DiaMedica Inc. is a publicly traded (TSX VENTURE: DMA) clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies to treat diabetes and the complications associated with diabetes. DiaMedica's lead clinical stage compound, DM-199, is a recombinant human protein that represents a novel approach to treating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. DiaMedica is also developing a novel monoclonal antibody, DM-204 for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes which is in preclinical development.

The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol 'DMA'.

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Contacts:
DiaMedica Inc.
Rick Pauls
Chairman & CEO
763-710-4455

DiaMedica Inc.
One Carlson Parkway, Suite 124
Minneapolis, MN
info@diamedica.com





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