DiaMedica Inc.

DiaMedica Inc.

August 07, 2014 08:00 ET

DiaMedica Publishes Manuscript Summarizing Preclinical Data on DM199 Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

EMBARGO DATE AND TIME: August 6th, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 7, 2014) - DiaMedica Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DMA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of novel, first-in-class therapies for metabolic disorders, kidney dysfunction and orphan diseases, today announced the publication of its manuscript entitled, "Preclinical Characterization of Recombinant Human Tissue Kallikrein-1 as a Novel Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus," in PLOS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open access, scientific journal. The manuscript can be accessed at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103981.

The manuscript expands upon previously released data on the Company's lead product, DM199, in type 2 diabetes mellitus animal models, and the beneficial effects of this novel therapeutic candidate on several disease parameters.

"We believe this peer-reviewed publication provides further validation for DM199 and its potential to treat patients suffering from type 2 diabetes and its associated complications," said Rick Pauls, DiaMedica's President & CEO.

The Company currently is conducting a Phase 2 study of DM199 in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and expects to receive results from the trial later this fall. The Company plans to conduct additional studies on DM199's mechanism of action, as well as additional toxicological and pharmacokinetic studies. The results from these additional studies would be beneficial for advancing clinical development of the product for various indications, in addition to type 2 diabetes.

About DiaMedica

DiaMedica Inc. is a publicly traded (TSX VENTURE:DMA) clinical stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of novel, first-in-class therapies for metabolic disorders, kidney dysfunction and orphan diseases. DiaMedica's lead clinical stage product, DM199, recombinant human tissue kallikrein-1 protein ("rhKLK-1"), is a novel, first-in-class, therapeutic for the treatment of diabetes mellitus and associated complications. DiaMedica also is developing DM204, a monoclonal antibody program, for glucose control and cardiovascular complications in type 2 diabetes and a companion diagnostic in vitro assay, DMDx, utilizing the detection of tissue kallikrein-1 protein ("KLK-1") as a potential biomarker in human urine to identify diabetic kidney disease patients who are most likely to respond to a therapeutic regimen that includes DM199.

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


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