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February 5, 2016 5 February, 2016

Sernova Honoured as Member of the “2016 TSX Venture 50” and Ranked #4 in Life Sciences and Clean Technologies

Sernova resides in the top 3% of TSX Venture Exchange Companies in market performance

Source: Sernova Corp

February 5, 6:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – (Marketwire – February 5, 2016) – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical stage company developing medical technologies for the long-term treatment of chronic diseases including diabetes and hemophilia, announced today it has received the ranking of fourth in the category of Life Sciences and Clean Technologies and has been selected as member of the “2016 TSX Venture 50” Companies. This is a prestigious group of top market performers from among the 1,791 companies listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange as of December 31, 2015. "We are honoured to be distinguished by the TSX from amongst all TSX Venture Companies and are appreciative of our investors who have rewarded our progress as acknowledged through the TSX Venture Exchange,” remarked Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO. “We congratulate our peer companies in this category who have shown superior results in key metrics of market performance such as market capitalization growth, share price appreciation and trading volume – with Sernova providing a return of 118% in market cap appreciation in 2015. The shares of these companies also enjoyed a liquid market, with a total of 3.0 billion shares traded over the course of 2015,” added Dr. Toleikis.

“Sernova’s ongoing development of its platform technologies for cell therapy, the advancement of it programs in diabetes and hemophilia, and its focus on forging mutually beneficial pharmaceutical collaborations will, we believe, make 2016 another rewarding year for our shareholders and investors,” stated Frank Holler, Sernova Chairman. “This TSX Venture recognition adds to our growing profile in the public markets and we are most appreciative of receiving this distinction," added Mr. Holler.

About Sernova

Sernova Corp. is a clinical stage regenerative medicine Company developing medical technologies for the treatment of chronic debilitating metabolic diseases such as diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. Sernova is developing the Cell Pouch System, an implantable medical device and therapeutic cells (donor, xenogeneic or stem cell derived therapeutic cells) which then release proteins and/or hormones as required.

For further information contact: Philip Toleikis, Ph.D., President and CEO Tel: (604) 961-2939

Ray Matthews & Associates Suite 601-128 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0E6 Tel: (604) 818-7778

Forward Looking Information 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 are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements, which include our beliefs about the functionality of the Cell Pouch System and our cell technologies, are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made. 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.