MedMira Announces Grant of Employee Stock Options



    HALIFAX, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - MedMira Inc., ("MedMira") (TSX Venture: MIR,
NASDAQ:   MMIRF), a developer and marketer of rapid diagnostic technology and
solutions, today announced that the Board of Directors granted a total of
1,585,000 options to purchase commons shares to its employees. Of this total,
450,000 options were issued to officers and managing directors. The options
are at an exercise prices of $0.10 per share and are exercisable for a period
of five years. The grant is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture
Exchange.

    About MedMira

    MedMira is a leading developer and manufacturer of flow-through rapid
diagnostics. The company's tests provide hospitals, labs, clinics and
individuals with reliable, rapid diagnosis for diseases such as HIV and
hepatitis C in just three minutes. The company's tests are sold under the
Reveal(R), MiraWell(R), MiraCare(TM) and Multiplo(TM) brands in global
markets. MedMira's rapid HIV test is the only one in the world to achieve
regulatory approvals in Canada, the United States, China and the European
Union. MedMira's corporate offices and manufacturing facilities are located in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. For more information visit MedMira's website at
www.medmira.com.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements, which involve risk
and uncertainties and reflect the company's current expectation regarding
future events. Actual events could materially differ from those projected
herein and depend on a number of factors including, but not limited to,
changing market conditions, successful and timely completion of clinical
studies, uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process,
establishment of corporate alliances and other risks detailed from time to
time in the company quarterly filings.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this statement.
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For further information:

For further information: MedMira: Dr. James Smith, Investor Relations &
Corporate Affairs, (902) 450-1588, ir@medmira.com; Andrea Young, Corporate
Communications, (902) 450-1588, ayoung@medmira.com

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