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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

November 18, 2021 18 Novembre, 2021

Canaccord Genuity Virtual MedTech, Diagnostics and Digital Health & Services Forum

September 30, 2021 30 Septembre, 2021

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Dr. Tomei Conformal Coating Immunoprotection Webinar with Sernova

July 6, 2021 6 Juillet, 2021

Sernova 2021 AGM Recording

April 28, 2021 28 Avril, 2021

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Sernova KOL Event on Thyroid Disease with Dr. Sam Wiseman

December 22, 2020 22 Décembre, 2020

Global News Radio - London, Ont. company makes big leap forward in the fight to cure Type 1 diabetes

October 8, 2020 8 Octobre, 2020

Sernova being featured in Montreal en Santé


News Releases Communiqués de presse

December 2, 2021 2 Décembre, 2021

Sernova Announces Appointment of Executive Chair to Complement its Management Team

November 16, 2021 16 Novembre, 2021

Sernova to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Virtual MedTech, Diagnostics and Digital Health & Services Forum

October 1, 2021 1 Octobre, 2021

Sernova: The Ultimate Combination of Two Proven Technologies as Potential Functional Cure for Type1 Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases

September 29, 2021 29 Septembre, 2021

Sernova Engages New York-Based LifeSci Advisors as US Investor Relations Partner

Invest with Sernova Investir dans Sernova

If you are a shareholder, investor, broker, analyst, journalist, investment advisor, or looking to develop business opportunities, please feel free to contact us by email or telephone. Si vous êtes actionnaire, investisseur, courtier, analyste, journaliste, conseiller en placement ou souhaitez développer des opportunités d’affaires, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter par email ou par téléphone.

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.

 

Diabetes patients Patients diabétiques

 

Hemophilia Orphan Indication Indication orpheline de l'hémophilie

 

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We believe in advancing our clinical programs and building strong and long-lasting collaborations and partnerships that will lead to the rapid advancement of Sernova’s portfolio of products into the market, improving global health and bringing value to patients and society. Nous croyons en la promotion de nos programmes cliniques et en la mise en place de collaborations et de partenariats solides et durables qui permettront au portefeuille de produits de Sernova de progresser rapidement sur le marché, d'améliorer la santé mondiale et d'apporter de la valeur aux patients et à la société.

 

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Décembre 02, 2021 2 Décembre, 2021

Sernova Announces Appointment of Executive Chair to Complement its Management Team


LONDON, ON – December 2, 2021 -- Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(FSE/XETRA:PSH)(OTCQB:SEOVF), a leading clinical-stage company focused on regenerative medicine therapeutics, is pleased to announce that Frank Holler, member and chairman of the Sernova board of directors, will assume a new role of Executive Chair in order to augment the current leadership team and further support the Company’s evolving corporate and R&D activities and objectives.

“Frank Holler is an experienced veteran in the biotech industry and I look forward to leveraging his expertise and experience to build on our momentum at the forefront of the regenerative therapeutics space,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President & CEO.

Mr. Holler added, “With our success to date, the Sernova Board of Directors believes we are at a critical juncture in the Company’s maturation as we manage the growth of our clinical and pre-clinical programs, progress our multiple partnering relationships and leverage capital markets opportunities. With these additional responsibilities, I am thrilled to lend executive expertise to our current management and look forward to working even more closely with Dr. Philip Toleikis, and his leadership team to achieve key corporate objectives focused on the creation and realization of additional shareholder value.”

Mr. Holler is presently President & CEO of Ponderosa Capital Inc. and has previously held Chair or CEO roles at Lions Capital Corp., Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ID Biomedical Corporation. He was also a founding director of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to his experiences in biotechnology and healthcare, Mr. Holler was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch Canada and Wood Gundy, Inc. (now CIBC World Markets).

ABOUT SERNOVA

Sernova is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using an implantable 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:

Investors: Corey Davis, Ph.D. LifeScience Advisors, LLC cdavis@lifesciadvisors.com 212-915-2577

Corporate: Sernova Corp. 519-858-5126 investorrelations@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, including results of clinical trials, 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. 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 - Novembre 16, 2021 16 Novembre, 2021

Sernova to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Virtual MedTech, Diagnostics and Digital Health & Services Forum


November 16, 2021 6:00 AM ET

LONDON, ON – November 16, 2021 -- Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(FSE/XETRA:PSH)(OTCQB:SEOVF), a leading clinical-stage company focused on regenerative medicine therapeutics, today announced that Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO, will present at the Canaccord Genuity Virtual MedTech, Diagnostics and Digital Health & Services Forum on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 10:00am ET.

Management will be available throughout the conference for virtual one-on-one meetings. Investors interested in arranging a meeting with the Company’s management during the conference should contact the Canaccord Genuity conference coordinator or Sernova investor relations.

Webcast Information: A live webcast of Sernova’s presentation session will be available under ‘Featured News’ on the Company’s website at https://www.sernova.com/press or by accessing the event directly at following link: https://wsw.com/webcast/canaccord61/sva.v/2570694.

ABOUT SERNOVA Sernova is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using an implantable 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:

Investors: Corey Davis, Ph.D. LifeScience Advisors, LLC cdavis@lifesciadvisors.com 212-915-2577

Corporate: Sernova Corp. 519-858-5126 investorrelations@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, including results of clinical trials, 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. 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 - Octobre 01, 2021 1 Octobre, 2021

Sernova: The Ultimate Combination of Two Proven Technologies as Potential Functional Cure for Type1 Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases


Information Session Webinar on Sernova’s Conformal Coating Immune Protection Technology with Dr. Toleikis and International Expert, Dr. Tomei Now Available on Sernova’s Website

October 1, 2021 6:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – October 1, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine company developing a ‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other chronic diseases, recently hosted an information session webinar. The webinar announced Sernova’s collaboration with the University of Miami (UMiami) and associate professor and international expert in immunoprotection and diabetes engineering, Dr. Alice Tomei of the UMiami’s Diabetes Research Institute. During this webinar Drs. Toleikis and Tomei discussed the Conformal Coating Immunoprotection Technology and its pivotal role within Sernova’s Cell Pouch Technology platform. A Q&A session followed the presentation by Drs. Toleikis and Tomei. The responses to key questions asked by attendees are summarized below.

For those investors and other interest parties who were unable to attend the information session, a recording is available at www.sernova.com

At what stage of development is the Conformal Coating Immunoprotection Technology?

This technology is backed by over 12 years of scientific research. Scientific research has included extensive preclinical testing followed by optimization to arrive at the final formulation which is being tested in Sernova’s Cell Pouch.

Have islets with Conformal Coating been shown to be safe in preclinical models?

Yes. A positive safety profile has been demonstrated in small and large animal preclinical models.

Does the Conformal Coating affect the release of insulin from islets tested in the lab?

Insulin release in conformal coated islets is comparable to uncoated islets. Conformal coated islets have shown uptake of glucose and the release of insulin remains normal.

When tested in preclinical models of diabetes, is the release of insulin into the bloodstream from islets with Conformal Coating similar to uncoated islets?

Preclinical diabetes studies completed have shown a normal insulin response to a glucose challenge (glucose tolerance test).

Have conformal coated islets been shown to provide a ‘functional cure’ for diabetes in preclinical models?

Yes. In two preclinical diabetes animal model studies completed, long-term insulin independence without the need for immunosuppressive drugs has been demonstrated which is considered to be a ‘functional cure’.

Have stem cell derived islets with Conformal Coating been shown to provide a ‘functional cure’ for diabetes in preclinical models?

Yes. Long-term insulin independence has been demonstrated.

It seems the Conformal Coating and Cell Pouch technologies have both been tested and optimized. Do you expect that the combination of these two technologies will enable more rapid entry into the clinic than if developing new technologies?

Yes. We are combining these two well tested technologies in our studies with the goal of entering clinical trials for both donor islets and diabetes stem cell technologies as soon as practicable.

Why is the Conformal Coating approach for immune protection ideally suited for the Sernova’s Cell Pouch technologies?

We believe the Cell Pouch design provides the ideal organ-like environment for therapeutic cells. Our ability to provide Conformal Coating immunoprotection of cells within the Cell Pouches vascularized, organ-like environment could avoid the detrimental issues associated with other immune protected macro devices, while providing a protected and retrievable site for the therapeutic cells. This combination is expected to form a platform for multiple therapeutic cell technologies.

From an investor viewpoint, why is this collaboration important?

The opportunity to provide patients with a locally immune protected cell therapy treatment approach without the need to take life-long immunosuppression medications is expected to dramatically increase the available patient populations for multiple diseases who could benefit from these therapies. In addition, locally immune protected cells within the Cell Pouch is of great interest to our pharmaceutical collaborators. The ultimate combination of two proven technologies as a potential ‘functional cure’ for T1D and other chronic diseases would be expected to add tremendous shareholder value from the expansion of addressable markets across multiple indications, and in turn, potential long term revenues.

Dr. Toleikis, President & CEO of Sernova, stated, “In the development of a novel therapeutic cell therapy approach for all people with T1D, Sernova’s systematic approach has provided encouraging initial safety and clinical benefit in patients with brittle T1D. We continue to take a leadership role with our unique local cellular immunoprotection strategies for islet technologies and look forward to the day when patients can enjoy a ‘functional cure’ without the need for life-long immunosuppression drugs.”

ABOUT SERNOVA

Sernova 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. Positive initial results have been presented at several international scientific conferences.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Investors: Corey Davis, Ph.D. LifeScience Advisors, LLC cdavis@lifesciadvisors.com 212-915-2577

Corporate: Investor Relations Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 investorrelations@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 - Septembre 29, 2021 29 Septembre, 2021

Sernova Engages New York-Based LifeSci Advisors as US Investor Relations Partner


Integrated Advisory and Investor Relations Program to Focus on Elevating Company’s Visibility in US Capital Markets Ahead of Projected Corporate Milestones

September 29, 2021 6:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 29, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE/XETRA:PSH), a clinical-stage leader in regenerative medicine and cell therapy therapeutics developing a potential “functional cure” for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other chronic diseases, announced today it has engaged New York-based LifeSci Advisors LLC, a leading investor relations consultancy firm serving life science companies. LifeSci is an investor relations consultancy that will provide institutional investor communications and capital markets outreach services to help Sernova achieve its capital markets objectives via a broad array of initiatives. With a global presence, LifeSci Advisors (www.lifesciadvisors.com) provides comprehensive services designed to increase its clients’ visibility within the investment community and to educate institutional investors about the Company. The LifeSci team has substantial experience in equity capital markets and the life science industry, with long-standing relationships among leading institutional investors and senior corporate professionals that it leverages on behalf of its clients.

“We are delighted to engage LifeSci during this exciting time for Sernova,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova. “With multiple potential value-creating milestones on the horizon, it is important for us to clearly communicate our value proposition to investors and the industry as we work toward achieving major inflection points. We believe LifeSci has the right team and approach to help us reach the appropriate institutional audience on a global scale, which has the potential to create substantial shareholder value as we execute against our clinical and business objectives.”

The engagement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance. Under the terms of the engagement, LifeSci Advisors will be engaged for an initial term of up to 12 months, which may be renewed by the parties. In addition to reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, Sernova will pay LifeSci Advisors a services fee of US$210,000.

ABOUT SERNOVA Sernova 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. Positive initial results have been presented at several international scientific conferences.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Investors: Corey Davis, Ph.D. LifeScience Advisors, LLC cdavis@lifesciadvisors.com 212-915-2577

Corporate: Investor Relations Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 investorrelations@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 - Septembre 16, 2021 16 Septembre, 2021

Sernova Signs Collaboration Agreement to Advance Conformal Coated Immune Protected Therapeutic Cells for Diabetes with the University of Miami


Collaboration to build on positive Cell Pouch T1D Clinical Outcomes and preclinical success in Global Pharmaceutical Collaborations to develop regenerative medicine therapeutic cures without life-long immunosuppression medications across multiple diseases

An information session featuring Dr. Alice Tomei, a leading international expert in immunoprotection and diabetes immunoengineering at the University of Miami, will take place on September 20th, 2021, at 1:00 PM EDT

September 16, 2021 6:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 16, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE/XETRA:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company developing a ‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other chronic diseases, announced today it has entered into a research agreement with the University of Miami to advance the development of our Cell Pouch™ cell therapy platform combined with the novel conformal coating cellular immune protection technology.

Dr. Alice Tomei, of the renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is an associate professor and international expert in immunoprotection and diabetes immunoengineering. As part of this important collaboration, Dr. Tomei and her team is working closely with Sernova’s R&D team. The expert teams have developed a series of key preclinical and polymer characterization studies. In addition, work is being conducted to scale-up the conformal coating technology process. The ultimate goal of this work is to support and accelerate the anticipated clinical evaluation of the Cell Pouch platform without the need for immunosuppression in patients with brittle T1D.

While the studies will focus on immune protection of insulin producing cells in the Cell Pouch, these technology advances are expected to be directly relevant and applicable to an array of cell technologies for treatment of multiple cell therapy applications.

Dr. Tomei stated, “We have developed and optimized the conformal coating technologies over approximately twelve years with the goal of ensuring local immune protection of therapeutic cells without the need for life- long immunosuppression medications. Our hope is that Sernova’s Cell Pouch technologies, which have already shown initial clinical benefit in patients with brittle T1D, when combined with conformally coated local immune protected islets, have the potential to provide a significant advancement in the treatment of people suffering from T1D.”

Dr. Toleikis, President & CEO of Sernova stated, “In our development of a therapeutic cell therapy approach for all people with T1D, we have used a systematic and stepwise strategy, first by combining our Cell Pouch in the clinic for patients with brittle T1D with human donor islets protected with immunosuppression. Given the proven safety and efficacy of our Cell Pouch technologies, we are now thrilled to take this next step in our strategic approach by collaborating with Dr. Tomei’s team to advance the conformal coating as a cellular local immune protection strategy for islet technologies.”

“An information session will take place on September 20th, 2021, at 1:00 PM EDT. The information session will feature Dr. Alice Tomei, associate professor at the University of Miami. During this information session, Dr. Tomei will discuss the conformal coating technology approach for local cellular immune protection and Sernova will also provide a management update during this session," said Dr. Philip Toleikis, "Session attendees will be able to ask questions during a following Q&A period with Dr. Tomei and Sernova management.”

The presentation will be made available on Sernova's website before the call. Questions can be submitted to info@sernova.com prior to the call.

To register and access the Zoom link for this event, please click: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iDuWzqW4R3COgQ_toI376A

Following the event, a recording will be available at www.sernova.com.

ABOUT SERNOVA 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. Positive initial results have been presented at several international scientific conferences.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Investor Relations Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 investorrelations@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 - Août 09, 2021 9 Août, 2021

Sernova to Present Corporate Update at Canaccord Genuity’s 41st Annual Growth Conference


LONDON, ON – August 9, 2021 -- Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(FSE/XETRA:PSH)(OTCQB:SEOVF), a leading clinical-stage company focused on regenerative medicine therapeutics, today announced that Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO, will provide a corporate update at Canaccord Genuity’s 41st Annual Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 9:30am EDT.

Dr. Toleikis said, “The opportunity to present at Canaccord Genuity’s 41st Annual Growth Conference furthers our agenda to expand awareness among US investors, institutions, and bankers. This presentation will highlight Sernova’s recent clinical advancements and collaborations, and we will share the unprecedented potential of our cellular therapeutics platform to transform the treatment and management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hemophilia, and hypothyroidism. As one example, in our ongoing US Phase I/II diabetes clinical trial, our first patient has completed the study protocol and achieved complete insulin independence for over 15 months (and counting). These interim clinical findings demonstrate not only clinical benefit in a brittle diabetic population but that a ‘functional cure’ may be achievable for these patients.”

Management will be available throughout the conference for virtual one-on-one meetings. Investors interested in arranging a meeting with the Company’s management during the conference should contact the Canaccord Genuity conference coordinator.

Webcast Link: A live webcast of Sernova’s presentation session will be available under ‘Featured News’ on the Company’s website at https://www.sernova.com/press

ABOUT SERNOVA Sernova 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: Investor Relations Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 investorrelations@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, including results of clinical trials, 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. 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 05, 2021 5 Juillet, 2021

Sernova Announces 2021 Annual Meeting Results: Shareholders Approve Resolutions with Overwhelming Majority


LONDON, ONTARIO – July 5, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, held its annual shareholder meeting (the “Meeting”) via the virtual meeting platform of TSX Trust Company for the following purposes:

1. to elect the Corporation’s board of directors (the “Board”); 2. to appoint the Corporation’s auditor; and 3. to pass ordinary resolutions to amend and restate the Corporation’s Option Plan & Deferred Share Unit Plan (the “Incentive Plan”) for the following purposes: (a) to increase the fixed number maximum of shares reserved for grant of options and (b) to increase the fixed number maximum of Deferred Share Units available for award pursuant to the Deferred Share Unit Plan component of the Incentive Plan.

Results of the Meeting:

• Frank A. Holler, Dr. Mohammad Azab, Jeffrey A. Bacha, Deborah M. Brown, James T. Parsons and Dr. Philip M. Toleikis were elected as members of the Board for the following year; • Davidson & Company, Chartered Professional Accountants, was appointed auditor of the Corporation for another year; and • disinterested shareholders approved the increase in the fixed number maximum of common shares reserved for the grant of options and the increase of the fixed number maximum of deferred share units available for award pursuant to the Incentive Plan.

“I would like to thank our shareholders for their Meeting participation and continuing support. From a financial point of view combined with our latest encouraging interim diabetes clinical results (having established insulin independence in our most advanced study patient for over 14 months) and the stage of our advancing pharmaceutical collaborations, Sernova is in the strongest position in its history,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President & CEO of Sernova Corp.

Toleikis continued, “Improving the quality of life for our patients through expansion of our clinical programs and further increasing shareholder value are top priorities as we work to achieve important milestones over the next 6-12 months.”

ABOUT SERNOVA Sernova is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using its Cell Pouch medical device, therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells, stem cell-derived cells and tissues) and immune protection technologies to improve the treatment and quality of life of people living 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: Investor Relations Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 investorrelations@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, including results of clinical trials, 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. 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.

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.

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - Juin 30, 2021 30 Juin, 2021

Industry Veteran Frank Shannon Joins Sernova as VP Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs


25-Year Industry Veteran in Clinical/Regulatory Therapeutics Development Joins Sernova’s Executive Team

June 30, 2021 6:00 AM EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – June 30, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE/XETRA:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, today announced that pharmaceutical industry executive, Frank Shannon has joined Sernova as Vice President, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs.

"In his distinguished career focused on North American and International clinical development and regulatory affairs of therapeutic products, Mr. Shannon has developed extensive knowledge and experience in a number of therapeutic areas,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President & CEO Sernova Corp. “Importantly, he has worked in both smaller emerging biopharma companies as well as with international pharmaceutical conglomerates and his experience in the execution of combination product clinical development will be invaluable for Sernova’s novel cell therapy development programs."

Dr. Toleikis continued, "With Sernova’s clinical success to date in type 1 diabetes (T1D), we look forward to leveraging Mr. Shannon’s strategic expertise to further progress our ongoing T1D program, including our current US Phase I/II Cell Pouch™ clinical trial, and our local immune protection and stem cell technology initiatives as well as driving clinical development of our other therapeutic programs in thyroid disease and hemophilia A.”

Mr. Shannon has a track record of more than 25 years of proven experience in clinical development and regulatory affairs. He has served in senior level positions within the international medical device, pharmaceutical, and biologic industries where he achieved commercial goals through innovative risk management and execution strategies, to obtain marketing approval of products.

Mr. Shannon most recently served as VP Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs and Quality at Ripple Therapeutics, a spin-out of Interface Biologics where he served in the same capacity since 2006. Prior to these appointments, he held various senior clinical/regulatory positions at Baxter International, St. Jude Medical, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Hoffmann-La Roche/Roche Laboratories, Inc., Genentech Canada, Inc., and Ciba-Geigy Canada, Ltd.

"I am thrilled to be joining Sernova at such an exciting time in its development,” said Frank Shannon. “I look forward to bringing the learnings from all of my experiences to positively impact Sernova’s expanding clinical programs as the company advances its novel leading regenerative medicine therapeutic programs."

ABOUT SERNOVA Sernova is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using its Cell Pouch medical device, therapeutic cells (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells, stem cell-derived cells and tissues) and immune protection technologies to improve the treatment and quality of life of people living 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: Investor Relations Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 investorrelations@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, including results of clinical trials, 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. 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 27, 2021 27 Juin, 2021

Sernova’s Principal Investigator Presents Interim Data and Positive Patient Outcomes of Phase I/II T1D Study at the American Diabetes Association 81st Scientific Sessions


First Patient Successfully Completes Clinical Trial and Shares Study Experiences and Impact

June 28, 2021 6:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – June 28, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, today announced that its principal investigator, Dr. Piotr Witkowski, and the clinical trial team for Sernova’s US Phase I/II Type I Diabetes (T1D) clinical trial presented interim data and patient observations from the ongoing study at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 81st Scientific Sessions being held June 25-29th, 2021. Sernova’s data were delivered in a poster presentation entitled “Persistent graft function after allotransplantation into pre-vascularized Sernova Cell Pouch™ device: Preliminary results from the University of Chicago.”

The overall objective of Sernova’s Phase I/II clinical trial is to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of its proprietary Cell Pouch transplanted with insulin-producing islets. Study patients eligible to participate in the clinical trial must meet stringent eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, long-standing T1D, severe hypoglycemic unawareness episodes and no glucose-stimulated C-peptide circulating in their bloodstream.

In his poster presentation, Dr. Witkowski confirmed continued safety and tolerability in all six enrolled study patients. In addition, the two longest-treated patients continue to demonstrate defined and meaningful clinical benefit in line with previously established key T1D efficacy indicators including reduction in HbA1c, reduction or elimination of severe hypoglycemic events (SHE), reduction or elimination of daily injectable insulin, detection of C-peptide in the patients’ bloodstream, and improvement in glucose control as measured by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). The remaining patients are advancing through the study at different stages and their progress continues to be evaluated. The study plans to enroll a total of seven patients and is actively screening for the recruitment of the final patient.

Importantly, the most advanced patient showing positive clinical benefit achieved with Cell Pouch and transplanted islets, and then receiving a top up single infusion of islets (via portal vein), has successfully completed the study protocol. Data from this patient support the long-term safety of Sernova’s Cell Pouch and, importantly, the patient has now remained insulin independent (no requirement for injectable insulin) for 14 months with optimal glucose control. The patient recently gave Sernova permission to share the impact and their personal experience of being the first recipient of the Cell Pouch in Sernova’s T1D Phase I/II clinical trial:

“After completing the safety, tolerability and efficacy study of Sernova's Cell Pouch for clinical islet transplantation and as the first transplant candidate, I can easily state how absolutely wonderful life is to be free of always thinking of how to manage my diabetes. After having T1D for 47 years with approximately 21,535 injections of various cow/pig, synthetic insulins, 34,310 finger sticks, 1,460 urine tests, 15 years on the pump, carbohydrate counting, blood tests, low blood sugar reactions, and doctors…doctors and more doctors’ visits, I have now been free of the need for injectable insulin for 14 months. My Sernova team of invaluable scientists, doctors, engineers, and Dr. Witkowski, and the University of Chicago's support staff have done this truly amazing feat right in the middle of a worldwide pandemic! My only wish is that it could have been done sooner.”

Said principal investigator Dr. Witkowski, “As a clinician-scientist and surgeon, success is typically based on objective outcome measures. Although crucial, often what is missing is the perspective of the patients and the impact on their lives, in their own words. I am thrilled with the transformative and meaningful impact that our clinical trial has had and continues to have on the life of our first patient and I would like to extend my congratulations to this individual who successfully completed the Sernova study with the positive outcome of insulin independence. As we continue to optimize conditions within the designed clinical protocol, I am excited and proud to be a part of the evolution of Sernova’s novel cell therapy approach for the treatment of T1D.”

“Sernova’s ultimate goal is to establish a ‘functional cure’ based on our Cell Pouch technologies for all people with T1D”, said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President & CEO of Sernova Corp. “As we advance our clinical program we thank our patients and physicians as well as our participating pharmaceutical and medtech collaborators who have assisted us to advance beyond established, but insufficient, therapies. Good science is a step-by-step process, and each advancement brings us closer to our goal. It is very timely that we celebrate our first trial patient’s success as the world marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.”

ABOUT SERNOVA'S CLINICAL TRIAL

Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company's patented Cell Pouch in diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness. The primary objective of the study is to assess the safety of the Cell Pouch following implantation and islet transplantation. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Patients enrolled in Sernova's clinical trial prior to receiving the Cell Pouch and islets 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, is 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 will be made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow-up. Patients will be then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

For more information on the 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 Sernova 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:

Investor Relations

Sernova Corp.

Tel: (519) 858-5126

investorrelations@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, including results of clinical trials, and are based on information currently available to management on the date such statements were made. It should also be noted that patient views and outcomes within the clinical trial may differ with each patient dependent on multiple factors. 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. 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 07, 2021 7 Juin, 2021

Sernova's Principal Investigator Presents Positive New Data from Ongoing Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Clinical Trial at ATC 2021 Virtual Connect Conference


Multiple patients with sustained clinical benefit, including positive fasting serum C-peptide (a biomarker of insulin produced by Sernova’s Cell Pouch islets) detected in their bloodstream

June 7, 2021 6:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – June 7, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company today announced that its principal investigator, Dr. Piotr Witkowski, presented new preliminary data from Sernova’s ongoing U.S. Phase I/II T1D clinical trial at the University of Chicago. Dr. Witkowski’s presented the data at the American Transplant Congress (ATC) 2021 Virtual Connect conference on Saturday June 5, 2021.

The overall objective of the clinical trial is to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the Cell Pouch with insulin-producing islets. In addition to other criteria, prior to entry into the study, the patients must demonstrate long-standing T1D with severe hypoglycemic unawareness episodes and no glucose-stimulated C- peptide circulating in their bloodstream.

Dr. Witkowski’s presentation entitled “Islet Allotransplantation Into The Pre-Vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM Device - Preliminary Results Of The Phase I/II Prospective, Open-Label, Single-Arm Study At University of Chicago” highlighted the following key points:

• 6 patients are implanted with Cell Pouches and continue to meet the study’s primary safety endpoint;

• 5 patients have now been transplanted with at least one dose of therapeutic cells (insulin producing islets) and are in different stages of the clinical trial; and

• most significantly, positive fasting serum C-peptide has been detected in the bloodstream of 4 patients so far. C-peptide is a biomarker for insulin produced by the islets in the Cell Pouch.

In addition to the continued confirmation of ongoing safety and tolerability in all currently enrolled patients, Dr. Witkowski provided further updates on the longest treated study patients. These patients continue to show defined clinical benefit associated with ongoing efficacy indicators including:

• reduction/elimination in the need for daily injectable insulin

• continued improvement, i.e. reduction/elimination, in Severe Hypoglycemic Events (SHE);

• persistent detection of fasting and stimulated C-peptide in patients’ bloodstream;

• reduction in HbA1c; and

• continued improvement of glucose control determined through patient blinded Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and measured by reduction of Time Above Range (TAR) and increase of Time in Range (TIR).

As previously reported, the most advanced patient in the study, who had achieved a ‘functional cure’ (requiring no injectable insulin) and had been insulin independent for 9 months, has now been insulin independent for 14 months with optimal glucose control.

“I believe Sernova is the first company in the world to demonstrate a subcutaneous vascularized device with therapeutic cells able to produce insulin in the bloodstream across multiple patients with the most severe diabetes. This is a remarkable feat. As the study progresses and our patient dataset continues to build, I am more confident than ever of the potential of Sernova’s regenerative medicine therapeutic platform,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova. “Our vision of improving the lives of people suffering from diabetes with a ‘functional cure’ is another step closer to becoming a reality.”

ABOUT SERNOVA

Sernova 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.

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