The Path to a Regenerative Cure Le chemin vers un traitement régénérateur

The Path to a Regenerative Cure Le chemin vers un traitement régénérateur

Sernova is a regenerative medicine therapeutics company Sernova est une société de traitement en médecine régénérative

Developing therapeutics platform technologies to treat chronic diseases through a regenerative medicine approach. Sernova’s primary focus is the development of technologies for the treatment of patients with insulin-dependent (T1) diabetes, hemophilia A and thyroid disease. Développer des technologies de plate-forme thérapeutique pour traiter les maladies chroniques grâce à une approche de médecine régénérative. L’objectif principal de Sernova est la mise au point de technologies de traitement du diabète insulino-dépendant (T1), de l’hémophilie A et de la thyroïde.

About Sernova, Corp. À propos de Sernova, Corp.

Sernova is committed to the development and clinical advancement of its products for metabolic, hematological and other chronic diseases using therapeutic cells transplanted into a patented implanted medical device, which forms an organ-like environment promoting long-term function and survival of the therapeutic cells. Sernova s'engage dans le développement et l'avancement clinique de ses produits contre les maladies métaboliques, hématologiques et autres maladies chroniques utilisant des cellules thérapeutiques transplantées dans un dispositif médical implanté breveté, qui forme un environnement semblable à un organe favorisant la fonction et la survie à long terme des cellules thérapeutiques.

The company’s management believes in building strong and long-lasting collaborations and partnerships that would lead to the rapid advancement of Sernova’s portfolio of products into the market, improving global health and bringing value to patients and society, in concert with our clinical development programs. La direction de la société croit à la mise en place de collaborations et de partenariats solides et durables qui permettraient au portefeuille de produits de Sernova de progresser rapidement sur le marché, d’améliorer la santé mondiale et d’apporter une valeur ajoutée aux patients et à la société, de concert avec nos programmes de développement clinique.

Indications: Les indications:


Diabetes Diabète

Haemophilia A Hémophilie A

Thyroid disease Maladie thyroïdienne

Clinical studies: Etudes cliniques:


Diabetes US phase I/II clinical study cleared by the FDA Etude clinique de phase I / II sur le diabète, approuvée par la FDA

First-in-human study in Diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness Première étude chez l'homme chez des sujets diabétiques peu conscients de l'hypoglycémie

Cell Pouch System™


Sernova’s Cell Pouch System™ is a novel implantable and scalable medical device which forms a highly vascularized organ-like environment in the body for the housing, function and long-term survival of therapeutic cells. These therapeutic cells release necessary proteins or hormones missing from the body to treat chronic diseases as an alternative to daily administration of drugs. Le Cell Pouch System™ est un nouveau dispositif médical préalablement implanté et formant un environnement naturel hautement vascularisé afin d’y loger des cellules thérapeutiques, favorisant leur bon fonctionnement et leur survie dans le corps. Ces cellules thérapeutiques libèrent les protéines ou les hormones nécessaires pour traiter les maladies chroniques comme alternative a l’administration quotidienne de médicaments.


Immune Protection Protection immunitaire


We have shown that cells can be protected using medications that prevent immune system attack within the Cell Pouch™. Nous avons montré que les cellules peuvent être protégées en utilisant des médicaments qui empêchent les attaques du système immunitaire dans la Cell Pouch™.

Microencapsulation technologies house cells within the Cell Pouch chambers and protect the cells from immune system attack. Les technologies de microencapsulation hébergent les cellules dans les chambres à cellules et les protègent des attaques du système immunitaire.

Technologies are in development to make transplanted cells unrecognizable to the immune system. Des technologies sont en cours de développement pour rendre les cellules greffées méconnaissables du système immunitaire.

Sernova’s Cell Pouch™, combined with immune protected therapeutic cells, offers protection from immune system attack creating an effective, safe, long-term and convenient therapeutic option for patients with chronic diseases who seek to improve their quality of life. Le Cell Pouch™ de Sernova, associé à des cellules immunitaires protégées, offre une protection contre le système immunitaire avec une option thérapeutique efficace, sûre, à long terme et pratique pour les patients atteints de maladies chroniques qui cherchent à améliorer leur qualité de vie.


Featured News Nouvelles en vedette

June 29, 2020 29 Juin, 2020
June 18, 2020 18 Juin, 2020

ADA Scientific Sesssions

May 30, 2020 30 Mai, 2020

Sernova - CEO Conference Call - May 29, 2020

December 4, 2019 4 Décembre, 2019

Whiteboard: Sernova's Cell Pouch for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

April 23, 2019 23 Avril, 2019

CTV London: Hope for diabetes cure

December 28, 2018 28 Décembre, 2018

New device from Ont. firm could revolutionize diabetes care


Press Releases Communiqués de presse

August 4, 2020 4 Août, 2020

Sernova Enters into Exclusive Worldwide License Agreement with University of Miami for Therapeutic Cell Immune Protection Technologies

July 16, 2020 16 Juillet, 2020

Dr. Anke M. Schulte Joins Sernova Global Advisory Board

June 18, 2020 18 Juin, 2020

Sernova Highlights Positive Results Presented at the American Diabetes Association s Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions

June 15, 2020 15 Juin, 2020

Sernova Completes Acquisition of Cellular Local Immune Protection Technology

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Sernova is a regenerative medicine company developing therapeutic technologies with multibillion-dollar market potential for each of its clinical indications. Sernova est une société de médecine régénérative développant des technologies thérapeutiques offrant un potentiel de marché de plusieurs milliards de dollars pour chacune de ses indications cliniques.

 

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Hemophilia Orphan Indication Indication orpheline de l'hémophilie

 

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Août 04, 2020 4 Août, 2020

Sernova Enters into Exclusive Worldwide License Agreement with University of Miami for Therapeutic Cell Immune Protection Technologies


Sernova expands its intellectual property portfolio and capabilities to develop first-in-class cell therapy solutions for type 1 diabetes and other chronic diseases that eliminate the need for life-long immunosuppression drugs

August 4, 2020 7:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – August 4, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company developing a ‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes and other chronic diseases, announced today it has entered into an exclusive, worldwide license with the University of Miami at Coral Gables, Florida, for the commercial rights to novel conformal coating immune protection technologies. The technologies were developed by Dr. Alice Tomei, Dr. Jeffrey Hubbell, and Aaron Stock (Graduate Student). Dr. Tomei is a leading international expert in immunoprotection and diabetes immunoengineering, of the renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a designated Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hubbell is the Eugene Bell Professor of Tissue Engineering at the University of Chicago and leading international researcher in immunoengineering.

This exclusive worldwide license agreement is important to Sernova because it broadens the technology scope of Sernova’s immune protection conformal coating technologies and related intellectual property. Furthermore, it adds to a series of recent strategic acquisitions and collaborations for the Company and builds on our goal of protecting Sernova’s therapeutic cells or tissues transplanted into Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ from a detrimental auto-immune system response while eliminating the need for immunosuppressive drugs in treated patients.

“Sernova is further advancing development of its novel Cell Pouch System™ as a therapeutic platform to provide cell therapy solutions to patients with chronic diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, without the current need for life-long immunosuppressive drugs. We believe, with the addition of local immune protection, our breakthrough technologies will have the potential to significantly expand access to and the availability of therapeutic solutions to millions of people as a ‘functional cure’ for the chronic diseases from which they are suffering,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp.

Dr. Toleikis continued, “As we continue to advance our first-in-class technologies, we have diligently selected complementary technologies developed by recognized experts in the field such as those by Dr. Tomei and colleagues to add to our Cell Pouch™ platform. With the continued expansion of our regenerative medicine therapeutics platform, we are positioning the Company at the forefront in the development of safe, functional regenerative medicine therapeutics.”

Dr. Alice Tomei, the Director of the Islet Immunoengineering Laboratory at DRI stated, “Following my postdoctoral training in Dr. Hubbell’s laboratory at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, I joined the University of Miami where I have focussed my academic career in the pursuit and development of novel cellular immune protection technologies to advance the field of cell therapy. With Sernova’s goal of a ‘functional cure’ for diabetes, supported by its positive preclinical and more recent, emerging clinical safety and efficacy data from the University Chicago clinical trial, I am excited to contribute to the addition of local immune protection technologies provided by conformal coatings as the next important step towards this ultimate goal.”

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH™ SYSTEM The Cell Pouch™, as part of the Cell Pouch™ System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch™, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans in a Canadian first-in-human study. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, without limitation, statements regarding the prospects, plans, and objectives of the Company. Wherever possible, but not always, words such as "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential for" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management on the date such statements were made. Many factors could cause Sernova’s actual results, performances or achievements to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended or to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors could include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to secure additional financing and licensing arrangements on reasonable terms, or at all; ability to conduct all required preclinical and clinical studies for the Company’s Cell Pouch System and/or related technologies, including the timing and results of those trials; ability to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals, or on a timely basis; ability to in-license additional complementary technologies; ability to execute its business strategy and successfully compete in the market; and the inherent risks associated with the development of biotechnology combination products generally. Many of the factors are beyond our control, including those caused by, related to, or impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Investors should consult the Company’s quarterly and annual filings available on www.sedar.com for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Juillet 16, 2020 16 Juillet, 2020

Dr. Anke M. Schulte Joins Sernova Global Advisory Board


Veteran Pharmaceutical Executive in Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics to Contribute Corporate Development/ Strategic Expertise to Sernova

July 16, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – July 16, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine company, announced today the creation of a Global Advisory Board, and the addition to the advisory board of Dr. Anke M. Schulte. Dr. Schulte is an internationally acclaimed expert in diabetes and cell therapy regenerative medicine and a 19-year veteran of Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical leader.

Sernova Global Advisory Board members will provide knowledge, experience and strategic insights to support the continued development and future commercialization of Sernova’s novel regenerative medicine cell therapy therapeutics platform. They will also provide advice on our clinical development programs, expansion plans for the Company, acquisition of additional technologies, as well as pharma collaborations and partnering. Said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova, “Through years of scientific teamwork, persistence and dedication, the Sernova team has developed, refined and systematically de-risked our cell therapy therapeutics platform by generating strong preclinical data and an expanding confirmatory human clinical data set for our implantable Cell Pouch™ device and immune protected cell technologies. We believe the new Global Advisory Board, which will include international experts who are visionary leaders, will help us in transforming the promise and potential of our platform into a ‘functional cure’ for a number of serious chronic diseases.”

Toleikis added, “As its inaugural member, Dr. Schulte brings an impressive career of excellence in innovation, experience and passion in the field, and importantly has witnessed the potential of Sernova’s diabetes technologies. Dr. Schulte’s 19 years of experience in progressive positions at Sanofi, in islet biology and in the regenerative medicine cell therapy field will be invaluable in contributing to our strategic decision making as we continue to advance our technologies to commercialization.”

“In the capacity of regenerative medicine lead with Sanofi, overseeing Type 1 diabetes-related collaborations and partnering, I have been closely following the preclinical and clinical advancements of Sernova’s novel cell therapy technology platform approach for a number of years. I am honored and thrilled to join Sernova’s Global Advisory Board as I believe Sernova is on the precipice of a ‘functional cure’ for several disease indications. I look forward to serving in this important and exciting new role while working alongside talented individuals and providing my expertise as these regenerative medicine products are commercialized,” remarked Dr. Anke M. Schulte.

Dr. Schulte’s recent career highlights and achievements at Sanofi:

• Scientific Project Lead of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Collaborations within the Diabetes R&D unit • Leader of a Beta Cell Development Collaboration with Evotec A.G. • Project Head of the Sanofi Beta Cell Replacement Therapy program • Project Leader of the Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI2 private public partnership INNODIA: “Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of type 1 diabetes: an innovative approach towards understanding and arresting type 1 diabetes” • Head of the Islet Biology Cluster within the Diabetes R&D unit responsible for the development of novel innovative treatment modalities, including cell therapy

Dr. Schulte earned her PhD in Biochemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Department of Chemistry, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University. She joined Georgetown University, Department of Pharmacology Research Faculty and was then appointed Assistant Professor at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. In addition to being a pharmaceutical executive, Dr. Schulte is a scholar in her own right with over 30 peer reviewed top tier scientific publications/book chapters and has presented multiple peer reviewed presentations at international scientific symposia and conferences.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans in a Canadian first-in-human study. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial at the University of Chicago to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company’s patented Cell Pouch in diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Patients enrolled in Sernova’s clinical trial are incapable of producing c-peptide, a biomarker for insulin produced by islet cells. Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression, and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, are transplanted into the Cell Pouch. A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision is made regarding the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients are then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy. For more information on this clinical trial, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03513939. For more information on enrollment and recruitment details, please visit www.pwitkowski.org/sernova. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, without limitation, statements regarding the prospects, plans, and objectives of the company. Wherever possible, but not always, words such as "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential for" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management on the date such statements were made. Many factors could cause Sernova’s actual results, performances or achievements to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended or to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors could include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to secure additional financing and licensing arrangements on reasonable terms, or at all; ability to conduct all required preclinical and clinical studies for the company’s Cell Pouch System and/or related technologies, including the timing and results of those trials; ability to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals, or on a timely basis; ability to in-license additional complementary technologies; ability to execute its business strategy and successfully compete in the market; and the inherent risks associated with the development of biotechnology combination products generally. Many of the factors are beyond our control, including those caused by, related to, or impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Investors should consult the company’s quarterly and annual filings available on www.sedar.com for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Juin 18, 2020 18 Juin, 2020

Sernova Highlights Positive Results Presented at the American Diabetes Association s Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions


June 18, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – June 18, 2020 – Ontario – June 18, 2020 -- Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA)(OTCQB: SEOVF)(FSE: PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, highlights positive results from its submitted abstract entitled “Clinical Validation of the Implanted Pre-Vascularized Cell Pouch™ as a Viable, Safe Site for Diabetes Cell Therapy,” selected for presentation at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions held virtually June 12-16, 2020.

“Sernova was honored that its abstract was selected under peer review to be presented at the prestigious ADA Scientific Sessions. The findings reported in diabetic patients, demonstrate that human donor islets transplanted into Sernova’s Cell Pouch consistently demonstrate islet survival and the ability to produce the array of hormones required to treat diabetes,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova.

The following provides the background of our scientific presentation:

• Cellular transplantation therapy has the potential to treat severe, chronic diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The transplantation site and device approach are major factors influencing successful clinical outcomes; • With new cell-based emerging technologies, there continues to be a need to find a safe, retrievable, biologically compatible device for cellular transplantation and we believe Sernova’s Cell Pouch System may provide such a solution;

• The transplantation of insulin-producing islets is a cellular replacement therapy for severe T1D in patients who experience life-threatening severe hypoglycemia unawareness events;

• In this clinical indication, Sernova has conducted a physician sponsored first-in-human study in Canada and currently has an ongoing company-sponsored Phase I/II human clinical study at the University of Chicago. In both clinical studies, patients with T1D were implanted with both sentinel (small devices removed to assess cell survival) and larger therapeutic devices, anywhere between 1 to 6 months;

• After being placed on immunosuppression, islets were isolated from donor pancreata and transplanted into patients within the device chambers. When possible, a pre-transplant sample of islets was saved for comparison to post-explant Cell Pouch islets; and

• Cell Pouches were explanted from patients, anywhere between 14-90 days post-transplant. The Cell Pouches were prepared, and sections were stained and imaged, and then reviewed by an independent clinical pathologist to assess the transplanted tissue for micro-vessel formation and vascularization; the presence of islets with insulin, C-peptide, and other endocrine hormones (such as glucagon and somatostatin); and exocrine tissue (such as pancreatic ductal tissue).

The data presented clinically demonstrate that the vascularized Cell Pouch provides a consistently safe and biologically suitable, retrievable environment for the transplantation and survival of functional islets. Specific findings based on a detailed histopathological analysis of nine Sernova Cell Pouches explanted from patients with T1D diabetes include:

• Explanted Cell Pouches show abundant, viable, organized islet cells intimately associated with blood vessels within a natural collagen matrix following transplantation without obvious rejection or infection;

o 100% showed present or abundant blood vessels;

o 89% showed present or abundant insulin;

o 78% showed present or abundant endocrine cells;

o 100% showed present or abundant ductal tissue;

• Islet cells required to control diabetes within the Cell Pouches consistently express insulin and other endocrine hormones, such as glucagon, somatostatin, and C-peptide, when identified histologically;

• Pre-transplant islet samples that show strongly expressed insulin, as well as other endocrine markers, were similarly identified in the explanted Cell Pouches following transplant; and

• The amount of islet/exocrine tissue within pre-transplanted samples was similar to that found in the Cell Pouch following transplantation.

In summary, the transplanted samples, when explanted and examined, demonstrate healthy, surviving islets with multiple cell types within the islets capable of producing the hormones that control blood sugar levels when housed in the vascularized tissue matrix of the Cell Pouch. Exocrine ductal tissue, when transplanted, also survived. The findings demonstrate the pre-transplant samples are consistent with the histology observed upon explantation of the Cell Pouch at different time points. These clinical findings demonstrate that the Cell Pouch is a viable, safe site for diabetes cell therapy.

Dr. Toleikis said, “The positive results reported in patients in this diabetes indication, implanted with Sernova’s Cell Pouch and transplanted with islets, continue to validate our Cell Pouch System cell therapy therapeutics approach. Within the emerging cell therapy field, Sernova, with its advancing cell therapies including locally immune protected stem cell-derived cells, continues to position itself as a leader in the development of a ‘functional cure’ for all patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.“

A recording of Sernova’s ADA Scientific Session presentation is available at www.sernova.com/updates.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial at the University of Chicago to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company’s patented Cell Pouch in diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Patients enrolled in Sernova’s clinical trial are incapable of producing c- peptide, a biomarker for insulin produced by islet cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression, and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, are transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision is made with regard to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients are then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

For more information on this clinical trial, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03513939. For more information on enrollment and recruitment details, please visit www.pwitkowski.org/sernova.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM

The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans in a Canadian first-in-human study. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP.

Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, without limitation, statements regarding the prospects, plans, and objectives of the company. Wherever possible, but not always, words such as "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential for" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management on the date such statements were made. Many factors could cause Sernova’s actual results, performances or achievements to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended or to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors could include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to secure additional financing and licensing arrangements on reasonable terms, or at all; ability to conduct all required preclinical and clinical studies for the company’s Cell Pouch System and/or related technologies, including the timing and results of those trials; ability to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals, or on a timely basis; ability to in-license additional complementary technologies; ability to execute its business strategy and successfully compete in the market; and the inherent risks associated with the development of biotechnology combination products generally. Many of the factors are beyond our control, including those caused by, related to, or impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Investors should consult the company’s quarterly and annual filings available on www.sedar.com for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Juin 15, 2020 15 Juin, 2020

Sernova Completes Acquisition of Cellular Local Immune Protection Technology


June 15, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – June 15, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of cellular local immune protection technology from Converge Biotech, Inc. (“Converge”).

“This acquisition is a strategic accelerator for expansion of Sernova’s total regenerative medicine cell therapy therapeutics platform,” stated Dr. Philip Toleikis, Sernova’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Local immune protection technologies to cloak therapeutic cells have the potential to protect cells from immune system attack within Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ through different and independent mechanisms to eliminate the need for life-long immunosuppression medications.”

Pursuant to the asset acquisition, Sernova acquired all intellectual property associated with Converge’s conformal coating cell encapsulation technology (“Conformal Coating Technology”), including issued patents, patent applications, and know-how.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CONFORMAL COATING TECHNOLOGY The Conformal Coating Technology consists of a thin proprietary coating layer that effectively cloaks coated therapeutic cells to protect them from an auto-response attack by one’s own immune system post cell transplantation into the body.

The advantages and potential benefits of this novel cell encapsulating technology are as follows:

• provides protection of therapeutic cells from immune system attack locally within Sernova’s Cell Pouch, potentially avoiding the need for life-long immunosuppression medications, that are currently required after cell transplantation;

• enables intimate contact of therapeutic cells with the vascularized tissue matrix of the Cell Pouch improving essential physiological interactions of the cells for survival and function, unlike other micro and macro-encapsulation technologies;

• improves the diffusion of small molecules and biomolecules (i.e., glucose, insulin, and other proteins or hormones), providing a physiological glucose-stimulated insulin response without delay that occurs with other encapsulation technologies; and

• with improved diffusion of biomolecules, may require a smaller load of therapeutic cells to achieve the desired therapeutic effect in comparison to standard microcapsules.

Sernova has also completed its announced $1,000,000 unsecured convertible debenture financing, with the proceeds used to fund the Conformal Coating Technology acquisition. The debenture is repayable on December 9, 2022, unless earlier converted or redeemed, and carries an 8% interest rate. The Company also issued 3,000,000 non-transferable share purchase warrants, each warrant being exercisable into one common share at a price of $0.20 per share up to December 9, 2022. The debenture holder will have the right to convert the principal amount of the debenture into common shares of Sernova at a conversion price of $0.25 per share. The debenture and warrants are subject to a four-month hold period under securities regulations.

Neither the debenture or warrants have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and such securities may therefore not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a person in the United States or a U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the debenture units in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem-cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin- dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. While Sernova considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant scientific, business, economic, competitive, market and social uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors that could cause Sernova’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the effect on company operations and capital markets of events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conduct and outcome of discussions with strategic partners, and expected progress in preclinical programs, clinical trials and technology development. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Juin 08, 2020 8 Juin, 2020

Sernova to Acquire Cellular Local Immune Protection Technology Accelerating Expansion of its Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics Platform


June 8, 2020 8:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – June 8, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, announced today its acquisition of an innovative cellular immune protection technology. This acquisition represents a strategic accelerator for expansion of Sernova’s total regenerative medicine cell therapy therapeutics platform.

Said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO Sernova Corp., “This is a game-changer for Sernova. We have strategically focused on adding local immune protection technologies to our portfolio as they represent the last essential pillar for our cell therapy therapeutics platform. This technology acquisition, in addition to our recently announced collaboration with AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. to use their UniverCyte™ gene-editing technology to protect cells, positions Sernova with multiple potential approaches to guard therapeutic cells within our Cell Pouch against host immune-response across multiple clinical applications.”

Pursuant to an asset purchase agreement with Converge Biotech, Inc. (“Converge”), Sernova is acquiring all intellectual property associated with Converge’s conformal coating cell encapsulation technology (“Conformal Coating Technology”), including issued patents, patent applications, and know-how. The transaction is expected to close by June 11, 2020.

“Conformal coating technology could be very synergistic with the Sernova Cell Pouch, as it could confer protection from the immune attack, decreasing or eliminating the need for immunosuppressive drugs. The minimal volume of the conformal capsules makes it possible to include immuno-protected insulin-producing cells in the Sernova Cell Pouch. If the combination of these technologies proves successful, it will represent an important step towards elimination of the need for immunosuppressive medications, bringing a functional cure closer to reality for patients suffering from this debilitating disease,” said Dr. Camillo Ricordi, Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Cellular Transplantation, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology and Immunology and Director, Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Center. The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) is a designated Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Why is the Conformal Coating Technology Important?

The Conformal Coating Technology consists of a thin proprietary coating layer that effectively cloaks coated therapeutic cells to protect them from an auto-response attack by one’s own immune system post cell transplantation into the body.

The advantages and potential benefits of this cell encapsulating technology are as follows: • provides protection of the therapeutic cells from immune system attack locally within the Cell Pouch chambers potentially avoiding the need for life-long immunosuppression medications, that are typically required after cell transplantation; • enables close contact of the transplanted therapeutic cells with the vascularized tissue matrix within the Cell Pouch to enable closer interactions unlike standard microencapsulation technologies in which the capsules are significantly larger than the cells limiting required tissue interactions; • improves the diffusion of small molecules and biomolecules (i.e., glucose, insulin, and other proteins or hormones), providing a physiological glucose-stimulated insulin response without delay that occurs with other encapsulation technologies; and • due to the improved diffusion of biomolecules, it may require a smaller load of therapeutic cells to achieve the desired therapeutic effect in comparison to standard microcapsules.

Local immune protection technologies to cloak cells, such as the Conformal Coating Technology and the UniverCyte™ gene technology, have the potential to protect cells from immune system attack within Sernova’s Cell Pouch through different and independent mechanisms.

“The potential to eliminate antirejection medications with these complementary technologies to our proprietary Cell Pouch, both for human donor and stem cell-derived cells, will enable us to increase patient safety and quality of life, and significantly expand the number of treatable patients suffering from chronic diseases. With extensive preclinical studies already conducted at DRI, we look forward to the possibility of advancing this local immune protection technology into human trials following successful preclinical proof-of-concept testing. We believe that this could accelerate Sernova’s opportunity to be first-to-market to provide a functional cure to the many diabetic patients worldwide. Our vision is to bring a new standard of care approach for chronic debilitating diseases to the healthcare landscape,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis.

Acquisition Funding To fund the Conformal Coating Technology acquisition, Sernova will issue to a strategic investor a $1,000,000 convertible debenture that is unsecured, repayable in 30 months (unless earlier converted or redeemed), and carries an 8% interest rate (the “Debenture”). The Company will also issue 3,000,000 non-transferable share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) to the strategic investor, each Warrant being exercisable into one common share at a price of $0.20 per share for 30 months. The Debenture holder will have the right to convert the principal amount of the Debenture into common shares of Sernova at a conversion price of $0.25 per share. “Securing the debenture financing commitment on these favorable terms when Sernova’s Covid-19 impacted shares were trading in the range of $0.13-0.15 was strategic to reduce our cost of capital and minimize both dilution and any impact on existing cash resources,” said David Swetlow, Sernova’s CFO.

Neither the Debenture or Warrants have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and such securities may therefore not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a person in the United States or a U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the debenture units in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem-cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur, and include statements about the closing of the Conformal Coating Technology acquisition and the Debenture issuance and funding. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. While Sernova considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant scientific, business, economic, competitive, market and social uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors that could cause Sernova’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the effect on company operations and capital markets of events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conduct and outcome of discussions with strategic partners, and expected progress in preclinical programs and clinical trials. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Juin 03, 2020 3 Juin, 2020

Sernova to Present Clinical Validation of the Cell Pouch as a Viable, Safe Site for Diabetes Cell Therapy at the American Diabetes Association Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions


LONDON, ONTARIO – June 3, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, is pleased to announce that its submitted abstract entitled “Clinical Validation of the Implanted Pre-Vascularized Cell Pouch as a Viable, Safe Site for Diabetes Cell Therapy” has been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions to be held June 12-16, 2020. Sernova’s presentation (ePoster 205-LB) will be available to conference attendees beginning June 13, 2020, at 11:00 am EDT.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to present these scientific results at the ADA’s Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions,“ said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova.

All information contained in the submitted abstract should be considered preliminary and subject to change until the study is fully presented at the 80th Scientific Sessions. All information is subject to embargo until June 13, 2020, at 11:00 am EDT.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial at the University of Chicago to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company’s patented Cell Pouch in diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Patients enrolled in Sernova’s clinical trial are incapable of producing c- peptide, a biomarker for insulin produced by islet cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression, and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, are transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision is made with regard to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients are then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

For more information on this clinical trial, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03513939. For more information on enrollment and recruitment details please visit www.pwitkowski.org/sernova.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans in a Canadian first-in-human study. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, without limitation, statements regarding the prospects, plans, and objectives of the company. Wherever possible, but not always, words such as "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential for" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management on the date such statements were made. Many factors could cause Sernova’s actual results, performances or achievements to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended or to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors could include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to secure additional financing and licensing arrangements on reasonable terms, or at all; ability to conduct all required preclinical and clinical studies for the company’s Cell Pouch System and/or related technologies, including the timing and results of those trials; ability to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals, or on a timely basis; ability to in-license additional complementary technologies; ability to execute its business strategy and successfully compete in the market; and the inherent risks associated with the development of biotechnology combination products generally. Many of the factors are beyond our control, including those caused by, related to, or impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Investors should consult the company’s quarterly and annual filings available on www.sedar.com for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Mai 29, 2020 29 Mai, 2020

AgeX Therapeutics and Sernova to Collaborate to Engineer Universal Locally Immune Protected Cell Therapies for Type I Diabetes and Hemophilia A


Sernova to utilize AgeX’s UniverCyteTM gene technology to generate transplantable, universal immune- protected therapeutic cells for Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ Platform

May 29, 2020 8:00 a.m. EDT

ALAMEDA, California & LONDON, Ontario -- May 29, 2020 -- AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. (“AgeX”: NYSE American: AGE), a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for human aging and regeneration, and Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, announced today a research collaboration where Sernova will utilize AgeX’s UniverCyteTM gene technology to generate immune-protected universal therapeutic cells for use in combination with Sernova’s Cell PouchTM for the treatment of type I diabetes and hemophilia A. The goal is to eliminate the need for immunosuppressive medications following Cell Pouch cell transplantation.

The research collaboration will evaluate whether Sernova’s pluripotent stem cell-derived pancreatic islet beta cells engineered with AgeX’s UniverCyte technology can evade human immune detection. The complementary combination of technologies could enable the transplantation of therapeutic cells in patients with type I diabetes in an off-the-shelf manner using Sernova’s Cell Pouch, without human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tissue matching or concurrent administration of immunosuppressive medications. With a similar intent, pluripotent stem cell-derived or adult donor-derived human Factor VIII-releasing cells modified with AgeX’s UniverCyte will be evaluated in Sernova’s hemophilia A program.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sernova has been granted a time-limited, non-exclusive research license by AgeX. A commercial license for Sernova to utilize UniverCyte to engineer cellular products for therapeutic and commercial purposes may be negotiated between the companies pending successful study outcomes.

The UniverCyte technology aims to mask therapeutic cells derived from pluripotent stem cells or adult donors from human immune detection to allow for off-the-shelf cellular products without the need for immunosuppressant medications which may have potent side effects, or HLA-matching between donor and patient. UniverCyte uses a novel, modified form of HLA-G, a potent immunomodulatory molecule, which in nature protects an unborn child from their mother’s immune system. In almost all human cells, native HLA-G expression is silenced after birth. AgeX’s modified HLA-G shows evidence of being resistant to this silencing, thereby potentially allowing for long-term, stable and high expression of the immunomodulatory effect.

Sernova plans to utilize the universal therapeutic cells generated through this research collaboration with its Cell Pouch System, a proprietary, scalable, implantable macro-encapsulation device, which, upon implantation, incorporates with tissue and forms highly vascularized chambers. These chambers become a natural environment in the body to house and favor long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The Cell Pouch System has shown initial safety and efficacy indicators in an ongoing Phase I/II clinical study at the University of Chicago and in a preclinical model of hemophilia A when assessed with human cells corrected to produce Factor VIII.

“We are thrilled with our collaboration with Sernova, which is at the forefront of cellular therapies for diabetes and hemophilia and is already in the clinic for the former. The combination of AgeX’s UniverCyte to cloak cells from a patient’s immune system and Sernova’s Cell Pouch technologies to permit cells to function long-term upon transplantation would be a landmark for regenerative medicine. This deal marks another important step in AgeX’s collaboration and licensing strategy to work with the very best people, companies and institutions in the world of regenerative medicine,” said Dr. Nafees Malik, Chief Operating Officer of AgeX.

“We look forward to working with AgeX and its outstanding team as we continue to identify and evaluate technologies complementary to Sernova’s therapeutic platform and expand our immune protection offerings. AgeX’s UniverCyte technology is a significant advancement in the field of cell therapy and a perfect fit with Sernova’s Cell Pouch technologies and therapeutic pipeline with its potential benefit over current immunosuppressive strategies for regenerative medicine therapeutics,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp.

About AgeX Therapeutics AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American: AGE) is focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics for human aging. Its PureStem® and UniverCyte™ manufacturing and immunotolerance technologies are designed to work together to generate highly defined, universal, allogeneic, off-the-shelf pluripotent stem cell-derived young cells of any type for application in a variety of diseases with a high unmet medical need. AgeX has two preclinical cell therapy programs: AGEX-VASC1 (vascular progenitor cells) for tissue ischemia and AGEX-BAT1 (brown fat cells) for Type II diabetes. AgeX’s revolutionary longevity platform induced Tissue Regeneration (iTR™) aims to unlock cellular immortality and regenerative capacity to reverse age-related changes within tissues. AGEX-iTR1547 is an iTR-based formulation in preclinical development. HyStem® is AgeX’s delivery technology to stably engraft PureStem cell therapies in the body. AgeX’s core product pipeline is intended to extend human healthspan. AgeX is seeking opportunities to establish licensing and collaboration arrangements around its broad IP estate and proprietary technology platforms and therapy product candidates. For more information, please visit www.agexinc.com or connect with the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.

About Sernova Corp. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using the Cell Pouch System, a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem-cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com Forward-Looking Statements for AgeX Certain statements contained in this release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not historical fact including, but not limited to statements that contain words such as “will,” “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates” should also be considered forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements and as such should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect the business of AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. and its subsidiaries, particularly those mentioned in the cautionary statements found in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of AgeX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commissions (copies of which may be obtained at www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. AgeX specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law. Forward-Looking Statements for Sernova This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements including those related to the potential of Univercyte combined with Sernova’s technologies are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the effect on company operations of the COVID- 19 virus and conduct and outcome of discussions, clinical programs, and our clinical trials. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact for AgeX: Jeffrey Janus VP, Sales and Marketing jjanus@agexinc.com

Media Contact for Sernova: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Mai 26, 2020 26 Mai, 2020

SERNOVA ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF LOCATION OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS


May 26, 2020 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, ONTARIO – May 26, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH) (the "Corporation" or "Sernova") announces that the Board of Directors of the Corporation have considered current COVID-19 public health restrictions and determined it to be in the best interests of the Corporation and its shareholders to change the location of the Corporation's annual meeting of shareholders ("AGM") to the offices of Sernova at 700 Collip Circle, Suite 114, London, Ontario N6G 4X8. The AGM will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Shareholders are reminded to submit their votes by proxy before the proxy deadline of 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Shareholders may choose to attend the meeting by teleconference but will not be able to vote via teleconference. All other matters of the AGM remain the same as published in the AGM proxy materials mailed to the shareholders and posted at www.sedar.com.

The conference call details for shareholders to call into the AGM are set out below.

US Toll-Free: + 1-877-366-0711 Canada Toll-Free: + 1-866-627-1651 Int’l Toll-Free: + 1-302-709-8446 The conference participant passcode is 109 985 50.

Following the AGM, Sernova will hold a CEO conference call at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) for its shareholders and investors. The CEO conference call details are set out below.

https://zoom.us/j/96039720141?pwd=TThubnVBSE1kb2hudzQ1TVZ0OEovUT09 Meeting ID: 960 3972 0141 Password: Sernova

A recording will be available following the meeting at www.sernova.com/investor/agm

About Sernova's Cell Pouch System The Cell Pouch™, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macroencapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans.

About Sernova Corp. Sernova Corp. is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem-cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin- dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Mai 19, 2020 19 Mai, 2020

Sernova Highlights Achievements of the HemAcure Hemophilia Cell Therapy Program Presented at ASGCT


Sernova’s Cell Pouch transplanted with Factor VIII corrected human cells shows robust functional blood clotting improvement demonstrating a novel first-in-class ex vivo gene therapy cell-based approach for the treatment of hemophilia A

May 19, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT LONDON, ONTARIO – May 19, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, highlights positive results associated with the development of a novel, safe cell therapy approach, including our proprietary Cell Pouch™, for the treatment of hemophilia A as presented on May 15, 2020, by the Horizon 2020 HemAcure Consortium at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy’s 23rd Annual Meeting (ASGCT).

The aim of the HemAcure three-year project was to develop a permanent safe therapeutic solution for those living with hemophilia A in the form of a novel ex vivo gene therapy, cell-based approach within Sernova’s proprietary Cell Pouch. This combination therapy strives to permanently replace missing clotting human factor VIII (FVIII) in the patient’s own Blood Outgrowth Endothelial Cells (BOECs) transplanted into the Cell Pouch. These corrected cells are to function to release FVIII into the bloodstream restoring the ability for blood clotting to occur during periods of bleeding.

The following are highlights of the results presented • BOECs were safely isolated and grown from a small sample of circulating peripheral blood of volunteer Hemophilia A patients unable to express the required FVIII for clotting. • To regain the function of the BOECs ability to produce clotting FVIII, techniques were successful in safely inserting the gene responsible for the correction and production of human FVIII into the patient’s BOECs, and these corrected cells were safely multiplied to increase their number. • Tests were conducted to ensure the safety, and the newly corrected BOECs produced enough human FVIII both in the laboratory and in an initial preclinical animal model deficient of FVIII. FVIII blood levels reached up to 10%, a therapeutically relevant level of FVIII. • To further test cell dose-response, in the preclinical model of hemophilia A, animals originally unable to clot their blood were implanted with a small vascularized Cell Pouch and transplanted with two different doses of human BOECs corrected for the ability to produce human FVIII. • To assess the safety of the combined product, the Cell Pouch and corrected human FVIII BOECs derived from the volunteer participants with hemophilia A were examined using histological analyses. Importantly, histology showed healthy tissue represented by the presence of stromal growth and new blood vessel formation within the Cell Pouch. • Further, histological investigation of the transplanted Cell Pouch sections demonstrated long-term survival of human FVIII BOECs present within the vascularized Cell Pouch achieved through co-staining for blood vessels (von Willebrand Factor stain) and the presence of the patients corrected human cells (HLA-ABC stain). • In both experimental doses, human FVIII was detected in circulating peripheral blood up to 16 weeks following transplantation, with more human FVIII present in peripheral blood using the higher dose of corrected BOECs. • Data further confirmed functional clotting improvement in the blood at the four months time point where FVIII BOECs transplanted into the hemophilia A mouse model restored the animals FVIII activity at a therapeutic level in the Cell Pouch.

In summary, these results demonstrate the success of the HemAcure Consortium team in developing a novel approach for the treatment of hemophilia A using an ex vivo gene therapy, cell-based technology that could lead to improved efficacy and quality of life of people suffering from hemophilia A.

“These promising results of the HemAcure consortium are paving the way for future human clinical testing in hemophilia A patients using Sernova’s technologies transplanted with corrected FVIII cells developed by this prestigious international team. This initiative continues to support the value of collaborative efforts involving Sernova’s regenerative medicine technologies in both diabetes and now rare diseases such as hemophilia A,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp.

ABOUT HEMACURE The overall objective of the HemAcure Project is to develop and refine the tools and technologies for a novel ex vivo prepared cell-based therapy to treat the bleeding disease, hemophilia A (caused by a genetic deficiency in clotting factor VIII) that should ultimately lead to improved quality of life of the patients. The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program awarded approximately €5.5 million (~CDN$8.5 million) to support the project. International consortium members include the University Hospital Würzburg (Coordinating Institute), Germany, IMS - Integrierte Management, Heppenheim, Germany; Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro,” Novara, Italy; Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom; ARTTIC International Management Services, Munich, Germany; and Sernova Corp., London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit www.hemacure.eu

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp. is developing regenerative medicine cell therapy therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin- dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This release contains statements that to the extent they are not recitations of historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, without limitation, statements regarding the prospects, plans, and objectives of the company. Wherever possible, but not always, words such as "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential for" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management on the date such statements were made. Many factors could cause Sernova’s actual results, performances, or achievements, including those pertaining to the development of a therapeutic product to treat hemophilia A to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended or to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward- looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors could include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to secure additional financing and licensing arrangements on reasonable terms, or at all; ability to conduct all required preclinical and clinical studies for the company’s Cell Pouch System and/or related technologies, including the timing and results of those trials; ability to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals, or on a timely basis; ability to in-license additional complementary technologies; ability to execute its business strategy and successfully compete in the market; and the inherent risks associated with the development of biotechnology combination products generally. Many of the factors are beyond our control, including those caused by, related to, or impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Investors should consult the company’s quarterly and annual filings available on www.sedar.com for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Mai 12, 2020 12 Mai, 2020

Sernova Announces Presentation of HemAcure Hemophilia Program Results at 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy


May 12, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – May 12, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, is pleased to announce that the Horizon 2020 HemAcure Consortium will present scientific results of the consortium’s research in an abstract entitled Combined Gene and Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Hemophilia A within an Implantable Therapeutic Device in an oral presentation during the ASGCT 23rd Annual Meeting, which is being held in virtual format May 12-15, 2020. The abstract will be presented on May 15 at 11:30 am EDT.

The abstract being presented describes scientific results of the HemAcure Consortium’s research to develop a novel ex vivo cell-based therapy for the treatment of Hemophilia A using Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ and paves the way for future clinical testing. Abstract 1359 can be viewed at: https://www.asgct.org/global/documents/abstract-pdf-final-4-30?_zs=S2i4b&_zl=U9052

“The Horizon 2020 grant program enabled international experts and innovators in their field, including the Sernova team, to form the HemAcure Consortium to advance the next-generation cell-based regenerative medicine therapy aimed to improve the quality of life for people with hemophilia A. We are excited for members of the HemAcure team to present additional scientific updates at the ASGCT Annual Meeting that further supports Sernova’s technologies and their potential in a novel future therapeutic treatment for hemophilia A,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp.

ABOUT HEMACURE The overall objective of the HemAcure project is to develop and refine the tools and technologies for a novel ex vivo prepared cell-based therapy to treat the bleeding disease, hemophilia A (caused by a genetic deficiency in clotting factor VIII (FVIII)) that should ultimately lead to improved quality of life of the patients. The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program has awarded approximately €5.5 million (CDN$8.5) to support the project. International consortium members include the University Hospital Würzburg (Coordinating Institute), Germany, IMS - Integrierte Management, Heppenheim, Germany, Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro,” Novara, Italy, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom, ARTTIC International Management Services, Munich, Germany and Sernova Corp., London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit www.hemacure.eu

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells ( i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This release contains statements that to the extent they are not recitations of historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, without limitation, statements regarding the prospects, plans, and objectives of the company. Wherever possible, but not always, words such as "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential for" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management on the date such statements were made. Many factors could cause Sernova’s actual results, performances or achievements to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended or to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors could include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to secure additional financing and licensing arrangements on reasonable terms, or at all; ability to conduct all required preclinical and clinical studies for the company’s Cell Pouch System and/or related technologies, including the timing and results of those trials; ability to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals, or on a timely basis; ability to in-license additional complementary technologies; ability to execute its business strategy and successfully compete in the market; and the inherent risks associated with the development of biotechnology combination products generally. Many of the factors are beyond our control, including those caused by, related to, or impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Investors should consult the company’s quarterly and annual filings available on www.sedar.com for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Sernova expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.