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September 10, 2020 10 September, 2020

Sernova to Participate in Cell and Gene Therapies for Chronic Conditions Panel at the Virtual 2020 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa Conference

Sernova to also present Corporate Update as part of Company Presentations

September 10, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 10, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, announced today that Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO, will be a member of the Cell and Gene Therapies for Chronic Conditions panel at the virtual 2020 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa. The panel session will be available on-demand to attendees as of Thursday, October 15, 2020. Dr. Toleikis will also provide an update on Sernova’s clinical and research programs as part of the 2020 Company Presentations segment of the conference.

The panel will discuss the latest developments in Cell and Gene therapies for chronic conditions and will be moderated by Paul Laikind, Ph.D., President, and CEO of ViaCyte, Inc. In addition to Drs. Toleikis and Laikind, panelists are Pavan Cheruvu, M.D., CEO, Axovant Gene Therapies; Jane Lebkowski, Ph.D., President of R&D, Regenerative Patch Technologies, Inc.; and Emile Nuwaysir, Ph.D., President and CEO, BlueRock Therapeutics. The panel will also participate in one of only two daily Live Streaming Sessions with Questions and Answers from participants on October 13, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm PST.

Sernova’s Corporate Update presentation will be available on-demand to attendees of the Virtual Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa throughout the conference. For more details on the panel and Sernova’s presentation, please visit

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

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, hormones, or other factors as required to treat disease. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago and has demonstrated encouraging early safety and efficacy indicators. The Cell Pouch, in combination with therapeutic cells/tissues, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in preclinical models of diabetes, hemophilia A and other indications supporting our therapeutics platform.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126

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 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.