DiaMedica Inc.

DiaMedica Inc.

June 20, 2012 09:00 ET

DiaMedica to Present at Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2012) - DiaMedica Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DMA) -

Mr. Rick Pauls, Chairman & CEO of DiaMedica, will present a corporate overview of the Company at the Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference on Thursday June 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm ET at the Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario.

The Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference brings together U.S., Canadian and European investors who are interested in the latest developments in the Canadian healthcare sector. Attendees will have an opportunity to obtain corporate updates from the premier Canadian public and private companies through presentations and break-out Q&A sessions.

About Bloom Burton & Co.

Bloom Burton & Co. is Canada's largest and most active healthcare-specialized investment banking group. The team of healthcare specialists merges scientific, medical, clinical, intellectual property and commercial expertise with a strong understanding of the capital markets, to advise and raise capital for private and public companies. For more information, please visit www.bloomburton.com.

About DiaMedica

DiaMedica is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutic compounds for diabetes and other major, medically-unmet diseases. DiaMedica's lead compound, DM-199, is a recombinant human protein that represents a novel approach to treating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. In a Type 1 diabetes model, DM-199 halted the autoimmune attack on beta cells by stimulating regulatory T-cells, and resulted in a 12-fold increase in C-peptide levels. In Type 2 diabetes models, DM-199 treatment stimulated proliferation of insulin producing beta cells, resulting in significant improvement in glucose control.

DiaMedica is also developing a novel monoclonal antibody, DM-204 as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Chronic treatment with DM-204 in a Type 2 diabetes model resulted in significant improvement in blood glucose control and HbA1c levels and also significant decreases in blood pressure and serum cholesterol.

Diamedica's DM-199 and DM-204 were both named Windhover's "2011 Top 10 Cardiovascular/ Metabolic Projects to Watch".

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


The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts contain forward-looking information that involves risk and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address DiaMedica's expectations, should be considered forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's exercise of business judgment as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. When used in this document, the words "may", "will", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend" and words of similar import, are intended to identify any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect a current view of future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as contained in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation, and does not intend, to update, revise or otherwise publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of any unanticipated events. Although management believes that expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these expectations will materialize.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this News Release.

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