DiaMedica Engages JV Public Relations New York

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Minneapolis, Minnesota – (Marketwire – March 1, 2016) – DiaMedica Inc. (TSX-V:DMA) (OTCQB: DMCAF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the engagement of JV Public Relations New York (“JVPRNY”) to lead its PR efforts in the United States.

JVPRNY is a boutique life science communications agency working to meet the needs of emerging and innovative life science companies. With a collective 30 years of experience, the firm’s founder, Janet Vasquez, ran award-winning global and local public relations campaigns for an array of life science, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology clients, while simultaneously managing highly successful programs for companies in laboratory, medical device diagnostics/companion diagnostics industries. In addition, the JVPRNY team is well-versed in the social media landscape, having designed and implemented social media programs for several clients that span from biotechnology, consumer health to non-profit firms.

The firm’s goal is to elevate DiaMedica's profile in the US markets and engage proactive dialogues on the rising interest with the scientific and investment community. JVPRNY's targeted media campaign includes traditional media interviews with print, broadcast, and online publications outlets including expert opinion pieces targeting healthcare decision makers. Media outlets interested in learning more about DiaMedica and its pipeline of protein therapeutics for vascular diseases should reach out to Janet Vasquez at jvasquez@jvprny.com or 212-645-5498.

About DiaMedica

DiaMedica is a publicly traded clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel protein therapeutics for vascular diseases, including stroke, and kidney diseases. DiaMedica's common shares are listed on the TSX-V Exchange under the trading symbol “DMA” and on the OTCQB under the trading symbol “DMCAF”.

For further information, please contact:
Rick Pauls
President & CEO
DiaMedica Inc.
Two Carlson Parkway, Suite 165
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 763-270-0603


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