Neovasc Inc. to present at OneMedForum 2012 Finance Conference

-- Fifth Annual OneMedForum San Francisco Conference to Feature Emerging Healthcare and Life Science Companies --

TSX Venture Exchange: NVC

VANCOUVER, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC), a developer of novel technologies used to treat vascular disease, today announced that the company will present at the OneMedForum San Francisco 2012 Finance Conference on January 10, 2012 at 12 pm PST. The conference will be held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Neovasc management will provide an overview of recent company developments and plans for 2012.

Neovasc CEO Alexei Marko commented, "This is an exciting time for the company, as our Neovasc Reducer™ for the treatment of refractory angina recently received CE mark approval in Europe and our biological tissue business continues to show steady growth. We also are continuing to enroll patients in the COSIRA study and are now in the process of initiating clinical registries in Europe and elsewhere, which will soon begin enrolling Reducer patients. We also are making good progress in the development of our novel Tiara™ technology for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease. We look forward to discussing our plans for 2012 with the many life sciences investors who will be in San Francisco next week to kick off the new business year."

An updated corporate presentation that includes the material presented during the OneMedForum presentation will be posted on the Neovasc website at the time of the session on January 10, 2012, at

About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc Inc. is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include the Neovasc Reducer™ for the treatment of refractory angina, the Tiara™ technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in a variety of third-party medical products, such as vascular surgical patches and transcatheter heart valves. For more information, visit:

About OneMedForum
OneMedForum is a financial conference that includes industry-focused panel sessions, numerous networking opportunities and presentations by some of the most promising emerging medical device, biotech and health information companies. OneMedForum San Francisco 2012 runs concurrently with the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, providing efficient access to the companies shaping the future of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape. For more information, visit:

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SOURCE Neovasc Inc.

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Corporate contact:       U.S. media & investor contact:
Neovasc Inc. GendeLLindheim BioCom Partners
Chris Clark Barbara Lindheim
604 248-4138 212 584-2276



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