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DiaMedica Announces the Sale and Transfer of its DM-71 Product for Type 2 Diabetes

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/16 -- DiaMedica Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DMA)(OTCQB:DMCAF) today announced the sale and transfer of its DM-71 product and related intellectual property. The sale of this non-core asset provides DiaMedica with a total of $300,000 in upfront payments, of which $50,000 had been previously received, and a royalty stream linked to future sales.

"The asset was sold to a private biotechnology company for use in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. The sale allows us to focus on our core priorities while continuing to benefit from this important legacy technology," said Rick Pauls, President & CEO. "This transaction provides the potential to generate value from our patent portfolio without investing our own capital to progress DM-71 development and, hopefully, improve the lives of patients in the future."

About DiaMedica

DiaMedica is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for kidney and neurological diseases. DiaMedica's 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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