Medical Ventures Corp.

Medical Ventures Corp.

June 19, 2008 08:30 ET

Medical Ventures Closes Offer to Purchase Warrants and Amend Options

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) -


Medical Ventures Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MEV), a company developing and marketing specialty vascular devices, has closed its formal offer (the "Offer") to holders of outstanding Medical Ventures warrants and options. The Offer was accepted by all the holders of the Company's options and 98.5 per cent of its warrant holders. The Offer's completion is conditional upon the completion of two corporate acquisitions and related transactions announced in a company news release dated January 30, 2008 and approved by the Shareholders at the Company's Annual and Special General Meeting held on June 3, 2008. The new shares issued to repurchase the warrants and the amended options will represent approximately five per cent of the Company's fully diluted number of securities, resulting in a net reduction of dilution for the Company's common shareholders in the proposed transaction of approximately three per cent.

Additional details of the proposed transaction can be found at or on SEDAR at

The shares that will be issued on completion of the repurchase have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act.

About Medical Ventures Corp.

Medical Ventures Corp. (soon to be re-named Neovasc Inc.) develops, manufactures and markets medical devices for the rapidly growing vascular and surgical marketplace. The company's products help doctors treat a wide range of health conditions, including vascular diseases and obesity. They include the Metricath® arterial and in-stent measurement system, and PeriPatch™ surgical tissue and staple line reinforcement products. Medical Ventures also has a contract medical device manufacturing unit. Medical Ventures is expected to finalize the acquisition of two medical technology companies and change the company's name to Neovasc Inc. by July 1, 2008. For more information, please visit:

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