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June 1, 2021 1 June, 2021

Sernova Announces American Transplant Congress 2021Virtual Connect Abstract Presentation

June 1, 2021 7:00 am ET LONDON, ONTARIO – June 1, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE/XETRA:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, is pleased to announce that lead principal investigator Dr. Piotr Witkowski and the Clinical Trial Investigator Team for its US Phase I/II Type 1 Diabetes clinical trial will present data and observations from the ongoing study in a presentation at the upcoming American Transplant Congress (ATC) Virtual Connect to be held June 4 - 9, 2021.

The live presentation entitled “Islet Allotransplantation Into the Pre-Vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM Device - Preliminary Results from University of Chicago” will be available to conference attendees on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 6:30pm ET.

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 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

ABOUT THE AMERICAN TRANSPLANT CONGRESS The American Transplant Congress (ATC) is the joint annual Congress of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST). ATC provides a forum for exchange of new scientific and clinical information relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation and brings together transplant physicians, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and other transplant professionals. The educational offerings provide attendees the opportunity to learn cutting-edge advances in research and promotes the exchange of ideas and practice in the field of solid organ and tissue transplantation. ATC is an annual Congress that welcomes over 5,000 transplant professionals to present cutting-edge science that covers all organ types and offers insight into the future of the field and patient care.

ABOUT ATC 2021 VIRTUAL CONNECT ATC 2021 Virtual Connect, is the ATC’s new, enhanced virtual meeting experience for transplantation professionals taking place June 4-9, 2021. This year’s all-virtual format will feature a robust program of new scientific and clinical information, discussions around care and management, and socioeconomic, ethical, and regulatory issues relevant to organ and tissue transplantation. This year’s program will also feature new COVID-19 content pertinent to the field of transplantation.

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

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