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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.


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News Releases Communiqués de presse

January 20, 2022 20 January, 2022

Sernova Announces Peer Reviewed Publication Demonstrating Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Cell Pouch Cell Therapy Approach for Treatment of Severe Hemo

January 10, 2022 10 January, 2022

The Principal Investigator in Sernova’s Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Trial Confirms Patients with a History of Hypoglycemia Unawareness Are Now Insulin Ind

January 5, 2022 5 January, 2022

Sernova to Announce New Interim Results of its Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial During the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

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

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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 - January 20, 2022 20 January, 2022

Sernova Announces Peer Reviewed Publication Demonstrating Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Cell Pouch Cell Therapy Approach for Treatment of Severe Hemophilia A


LONDON, ONTARIO – January 20, 2022 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine and cell therapy therapeutics company developing a potential ‘functional cure’ for chronic diseases is pleased to announce a peer reviewed published scientific journal article highlighting successful development of a novel cell therapy approach for treatment of severe hemophilia A , a serious genetic bleeding disorder caused by missing factor VIII (FVIII) activity in the blood stream.

The journal article entitled “Efficient and Safe Correction of Hemophilia A by Lentiviral Vector-Transduced BOECs in an Implantable device (Sernova’s Cell Pouch™),” was published in the prestigious scientific journal, Molecular Therapy: Methods & Clinical Development, Volume 23, December 2021.

The therapeutic approach includes use of the patient’s own cells obtained from a blood sample, which are then modified using a lentiviral vector-mediated gene transfer procedure using the B-domain deleted form of FVIII under the control of an endothelial-specific promoter and subsequently transplanted within Sernova’s vascularized Cell Pouch into a mouse model of hemophilia A. These cells then provide a continuous therapeutic release of factor VIII into the bloodstream. The publication highlights that the HemAcure Consortium has now successfully demonstrated safety and long-term improvement in blood clotting in a hemophilia A mouse model.

It is estimated that 115,000 people live with hemophilia A in North America and Europe with a significant proportion who rely on regular infusions of FVIII. Treatment costs per patient are as high as US $200,000 each year, with an aggregate therapeutic cost of over US$ 10 billion per year.

“This novel ex vivo gene therapy approach is the first demonstration showing the safety and feasibility of transplantation of lentiviral-corrected blood outgrowth endothelial cells (BOECs) within an implantable medical device using GMP-like procedures for the long-term treatment of hemophilia A,” said the lead author Dr. Antonia Follenzi, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Università del Piemonte Orientale. “If this therapy is successful in future clinical trials, it could become an important new therapeutic approach to improve the quality of life for people suffering with severe hemophilia A.”

Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO Sernova Corp stated, “This publication represents approximately four years of dedicated work by the HemAcure consortium, from conceptualizing this novel treatment approach, through to validating its potential as a safe and long-term treatment option for people with hemophilia A. The Sernova Cell Pouch provides the required environment for transplanted cells to survive and function in the body, as demonstrated by the production of FVIII to improve blood clotting as reported by Dr. Follenzi and colleagues.” He continued, “We recognizes ex vivo gene therapy as a potential therapeutic option for people suffering from multiple rare diseases and we are proud that our technologies may contribute to the development and future delivery of functional cures for these ailments.”

The HemAcure consortium research was supported by funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020.

ABOUT HEMOPHILIA A

Hemophilia A is the most common form of hemophilia and is a genetic disorder caused by the reduced or absence of FVIII, a blood clotting protein. People with hemophilia A have prolonged abnormal bleeding as a result of trauma or surgery. While it is passed down from parents to children, about 1/3 of cases are caused by a spontaneous change in the gene responsible for FVIII production. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hemophilia A occurs in about 1 in 5,000 male births. Prolonged bleeding in high-risk areas such as the brain can be catastrophic, while persistent bleeding in joints results in permanent damage making joint replacement surgery common and risky procedures among these patients. Approximately 115,000 people in North America and Europe have hemophilia A. Although there is no cure for the disease, hemophilia A can be controlled with medications to supplement or replace the missing FVIII. Annual worldwide costs for the treatment of the disease for each patient may range from $60,000 to $260,000 US for an aggregate therapeutic cost of approximately $15B per year.

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.

ABOUT HORIZON 2020 PROGRAM AND HEMACURE

Horizon 2020 was the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020). It promised more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. The project was funded as part of societal challenges “personalizing health and care” in a specific call about innovative treatments and technologies. The overall objective of the HemAcure project was to develop and refine the tools and technologies for a novel ex vivo prepared cell-based therapy to treat the bleeding disease, hemophilia A (caused by a genetic deficiency in clotting Factor VIII (FVIII)) that should ultimately lead to improved quality of life of the patients. The European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program awarded approximately €5.5 million (CDN$8.5) to support the project. International consortium members included the University Hospital Würzburg (Coordinating Institute), Germany; IMS - Integrierte Management, Heppenheim, Germany; Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro,” Novara, Italy; Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom; ARTTIC International Management Services, Munich, Germany and Sernova Corp., London, Ontario, Canada. This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 667421. The Consortium worked together to provide sets of design and manufacturing protocols, based on current European GMP regulations to prepare an Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier (IMPD) for an Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP), composed of therapeutic cells and an implantable medical device (Sernova’s Cell Pouch).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. christopher.barnes@sernova.com Tel: 519-902-7923 www.sernova.com

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

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 - January 10, 2022 10 January, 2022

The Principal Investigator in Sernova’s Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Trial Confirms Patients with a History of Hypoglycemia Unawareness Are Now Insulin Independent


LONDON, ONTARIO – January 10, 2022 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE / XETRA:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine and cell therapy therapeutics company developing a potential ‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other chronic diseases, is pleased to provide a progress update on its Phase 1/2 T1D clinical trial in conjunction with Dr. Piotr Witkowski, the clinical trial’s Principal Investigator at the University of Chicago. Dr. Witkowski was originally scheduled to provide a clinical trial update at the 2022 American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium; however, the conference is now postponed until August 2022 as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The objective of Sernova’s Phase 1/2 clinical trial is to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of its proprietary Cell Pouch™ transplanted with insulin-producing islets in patients with T1D complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness and a history of severe hypoglycemic events. Study patients must meet stringent eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, long-standing T1D, recent episodes of hypoglycemic unawareness and an absence of glucose-stimulated C-peptide detectable in their bloodstream. Study patients are eligible to receive up to three islet cell transplants throughout the study, including two marginal dose transplants into the Cell Pouch and a single, marginal islet supplement transplanted via the portal vein.

Sernova would like to highlight some updated study findings and key points from the ongoing trial:

• the ongoing safety and tolerability of Cell Pouch has been maintained in all study patients; • Islet transplantation to the Cell Pouch resulted in the establishment of new, measurable islet function documented by detectable levels of stimulated C-peptide in the first three patients, who completed the protocol-defined course of transplants. • a supplemental, single intraportal islet transplant was sufficient for the first two patients to achieve and maintain sustained ongoing insulin independence and freedom from severe hypoglycemic events for over 21 and 2 months, respectively. • the third transplanted patient recently completed their course of Cell Pouch transplants and a supplemental intraportal islet infusion, with favorable improvements in glucose control, near-normal levels of C-peptide, an absence of severe hypoglycemic events and reductions in daily insulin use; • the other three enrolled study patients are progressing through the study protocol, as planned. All have received Cell Pouch implants and are at various stages of protocol-defined islet transplants and follow-up; and • a 7th study patient has been identified.

“We are very encouraged by finding detectable serum C-peptide levels after islet transplantation into the Sernova Cell Pouch in the three most advanced study patients. Additionally, we are very excited about the first two patients becoming insulin independent and free from severe hypoglycemic events after a single supplemental intraportal islet infusion,” said Dr. Witkowski. “I look forward to continuing this trial with Sernova as we further optimize our use of the Cell Pouch System and validate its therapeutic potential.”

Dr. Philip Toleikis, President & CEO of Sernova Corp further remarked, “We believe Sernova is the first company to report that its first two transplanted T1D cell therapy study patients achieved sustained insulin independence. We are further reassured that our Cell Pouch System is performing as expected by creating a safe, vascularized, and natural tissue environment inside the human body, allowing the islet cells to thrive and function efficiently following transplantation. As we progress through the trial, under the expert guidance of Dr. Witkowski, we have had several scientific breakthroughs and advancements related to insulin producing cell dynamics and efficacy related to our Cell Pouch technologies. These findings have led to several technical optimizations, including the upcoming introduction of a higher capacity Cell Pouch configuration designed to accommodate the total quantity and distribution of islets that are achieving insulin independence for patients in our clinical trial. This configuration of Cell Pouch has already received regulatory authorization to be used for the remaining trial implants. Sernova is grateful to Dr. Witkowski’s leadership in this trial as we further enhance our therapeutic cell transplantation approach with our goal to achieve a ‘functional cure’ for the patients with complicated T1D.” Sernova has developed its cell therapy platform, the Cell Pouch System, with the vision of treating the millions of patients with T1D and other chronic diseases using immune-protected therapeutic cells, including stem cell- derived technologies. Sernova’s approach is to provide a minimally invasive, retrievable, safe, organ like environment for rapid engraftment and long-term survival of therapeutic cells as well as to avoid blood mediated inflammatory reactions and permit cell retrievability that cannot be achieved with the traditional portal vein transplantation.

For more information on this 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 HYPOGLYCEMIA UNAWARENESS

Hypoglycemia unawareness is a person’s inability to recognize the symptoms of low blood sugar before they become severe or even fatal. It typically occurs when blood glucose levels are below 3.0 mmol/L and is estimated to affect approximately 15% of people with T1D.

Severe symptoms of low blood sugar include confusion, slurred speech, impaired motor coordination and personality changes. Individuals experiencing a severe hypoglycemic event can lose their ability for self-care and self-control, requiring urgent intervention from another person to prevent loss of consciousness, seizure, coma or death. After a person has had a first hypoglycemia unawareness episode, more are likely to occur.

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 CELL THERAPY PLATFORM

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. After implantation, the device incorporates with tissue, forming highly vascularized, native tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, that 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 1/2 clinical trial study at the University of Chicago. Positive initial results have been presented at several international scientific conferences.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. christopher.barnes@sernova.com Tel: 519-902-7923 www.sernova.com

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

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 - January 05, 2022 5 January, 2022

Sernova to Announce New Interim Results of its Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial During the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference


LONDON, ONTARIO – January 5, 2022 – 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 new interim results from the ongoing safety, tolerability and efficacy Phase I/II clinical trial of Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ will be released on January 10, 2022.

Originally, it was planned that Dr. Piotr Witkowski, principal investigator of Sernova’s Phase I/II clinical trial would present an update in a poster session at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) 22nd Annual “State of the Art” Winter Symposium on January 13, 2022, but the conference was postponed yesterday until the end of July 2022 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are pleased to be announcing these new interim data earlier than anticipated in conjunction with the J.P. Morgan conference which is one of the premier international healthcare conferences,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President & CEO of Sernova.

ABOUT THE J.P. MORGAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry which connects global industry leaders, emerging fast growth companies, innovative technology creators and members of the investment community. The J.P. Morgan 40th Annual Healthcare Conference (JPM 2022) will take place virtually, January 10-13, 2022.

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:

Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. christopher.barnes@sernova.com Tel: 519-902-7923 www.sernova.com

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

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 - 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

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

Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. christopher.barnes@sernova.com Tel: 519-902-7923 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 - December 14, 2021 14 December, 2021

Sernova Appoints Christopher Barnes as Vice President, Investor Relations & Grants Options/DSUs


LONDON, ONTARIO – December 14, 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, is pleased to announce today it has appointed executive Christopher Barnes as Vice President, Investor Relations. Mr. Barnes will lead the execution of Sernova’s investor relations strategy and communications activities.

New VP Investor Relations

Mr. Barnes has a track record of 23 years of experience in both investor relations and capital markets. His previous investor relations experience includes being the investor relations head at a large North American healthcare company. Additionally, he has worked in the capital markets and institutional sales for three boutique investment dealers covering buy side accounts in Canada, the United States and Europe. “We are pleased to welcome seasoned investor relations and capital markets executive Christopher Barnes to the Sernova management team,” commented Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO. “The ongoing success of our Cell Pouch System™ diabetes clinical program, rivalling our peers, and our evolving global pharmaceutical partnering activities are catching the eye of institutional investors and others. Christopher’s strong network of relationships across the North American investment community combined with his capital markets savvy and communications experience will accelerate and broaden the awareness of Sernova’s prospects, developing the cell therapy industry’s most clinically successful platform to date, with our T1D study’s longest treated patient now being insulin independent for over 20 months. He will work closely with our New York, US based LifeSci Advisors team bolstering targeted investor outreach and other new initiatives as well as support the shift in our shareholder base towards institutional shareholders.”

Mr. Barnes’ appointment continues the buildout of Sernova’s management and internal clinical and regulatory, R&D and corporate teams to support and continue the execution of the Company’s growth plan.

Option and DSU Grants

In conjunction with team’s expansion and the recognition of Sernova’s significant accomplishments and transformation over the last two years, the Sernova board of directors has granted 13,575,484 stock options to certain officers, employees and consultants of the Company, with each option being exercisable into one common share at a price of $1.32 per share for a period of 5 years, and granted 1,360,000 Deferred Share Units (DSU) to its non-management directors. The last company wide option and DSU grants occurred two years ago in 2019.

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:

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

Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. christopher.barnes@sernova.com Tel: 519-902-7923 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 - December 02, 2021 2 December, 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 - November 16, 2021 16 November, 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 - October 01, 2021 1 October, 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 - September 29, 2021 29 September, 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.

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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 - September 16, 2021 16 September, 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.