Press release Communiqué de presse
Press release Communiqué de presse
December 16, 2021 16 December, 2021
Sernova Announces Clinical Investigator Update of its Type 1 Diabetes Trial at the 2022 ASTS 22nd Annual Winter Symposium
LONDON, ONTARIO – December 16, 2021 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a
clinical-stage regenerative medicine and cell therapy therapeutics company focused on developing a potential
‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other chronic diseases, is pleased to announce that Dr. Piotr
Witkowski, principal investigator of Sernova’s Phase I/II clinical trial will present updated interim results from
the ongoing safety, tolerability and efficacy study of Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ in a poster session at the American
Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) 22nd Annual “State of the Art” Winter Symposium on January 13, 2022.
Dr. Witkowski’s presentation entitled, A Modified Approach for Improved Islet Allotransplantation into the Pre- vascularized Sernova Cell Pouch™ device-preliminary results of the phase I and II clinical study at University of Chicago, will be presented to more than 600 transplant professionals as part of Abstract Session A, starting at 5:30 PM. Further details on the program and registration can be found on the ASTS Winter Symposium website: https://asts.org/events-meetings/winter-symposium
The ASTS Winter Symposium is the same conference where, in January 2021, Dr. Witkowski presented positive preliminary safety and efficacy data indicating that Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ transplanted with insulin producing cells in patients with type 1 diabetes showed persistent islet function and clinically meaningful improvement in measures of glucose control.
ABOUT ASTS AND THE 22nd ANNUAL STATE OF THE ART WINTER SYMPOSIUM
The American Society of Transplant Surgeons represents approximately 1,900 professionals, regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical representatives dedicated to excellence in transplantation surgery. ASTS advances the art and science of transplant surgery through patient care, research, education, and advocacy.
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.
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Corey Davis, Ph.D. LifeScience Advisors, LLC email@example.com Tel: 212-915-2577
Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 519-902-7923 www.sernova.com
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