DiaMedica Announces U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for DM199
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/14/16 --
DiaMedica Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DMA)(OTCQB:DMCAF), today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9364521, entitled "Human Tissue Kallikrein 1 Glycosylation Isoforms". This patent contains claims that cover the composition of matter of DiaMedica's product candidate, DM199, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising DM199. The patent protects key composition of matter of DM199's proprietary recombinant kallikrein. DiaMedica is currently developing DM199 for the treatment of neurological and kidney diseases, with the focus on acute ischemic stroke and diabetic kidney disease. The patent has an expiration date of 2033, which does not include any potential patent term extension.
"We are extremely pleased with the issuance of this key composition of matter patent," said Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rick Pauls. "This patent issuance represents an important step for DiaMedica and our clinical product candidate, DM199, as it provides key intellectual property protection," he continued.
DiaMedica is a publicly traded clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for vascular diseases, including stroke and metabolic and kidney dysfunction. DiaMedica's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "DMA" and on the OTCQB under the trading symbol "DMCAF".
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Source: DiaMedica Inc.