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.


Featured News Nouvelles en vedette

February 19, 2020 19 February, 2020

Sernova's Presentation at NobleCon16

December 4, 2019 4 December, 2019

Whiteboard: Sernova's Cell Pouch for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

August 7, 2019 7 August, 2019

JDRF Canada's Research in 2019

July 24, 2019 24 July, 2019

Sernova - July 18, 2019 Conference Call

April 25, 2019 25 April, 2019

InvestorsHub CEO Interview

April 23, 2019 23 April, 2019

CTV London: Hope for diabetes cure


Press Releases Communiqués de presse

March 24, 2020 24 March, 2020

Sernova Provides Corporate Update and Outlook for 2020

February 17, 2020 17 February, 2020

Sernova to Present Corporate Update at Noble Capital Markets Investor Conference

February 13, 2020 13 February, 2020

Sernova Achieves Positive Efficacy Endpoint in Phase I/II Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes

February 10, 2020 10 February, 2020

Sernova Announces Positive DSMB Review and Recommendation for Continuation of Phase I/II Diabetes Clinical Trial of Cell Pouch

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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.

 

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Hemophilia Orphan Indication Indication orpheline de l'hémophilie

 

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - March 24, 2020 24 March, 2020

Sernova Provides Corporate Update and Outlook for 2020


March 24, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – March 24, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, today provided a corporate update and outlook for 2020.

Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp., remarked, "The past year has been one of significant advancement and success for Sernova's clinical and preclinical programs. We are pleased with the progress, including increased patient enrollment and early observations from our US Phase I/II clinical trial for people with type 1 diabetes and severe hypoglycemia unawareness. Advancements have also been made with preclinical initiatives for our Cell Pouch System™ platform relating to the development of stem cell-derived islets toward the ultimate goal of developing an unlimited source of therapeutic cells for diabetes, factor VIII producing cells for hemophilia A and a novel treatment for people with hypothyroid disease. We also continue to evolve and make progress with our pharma and academic collaborations. Despite the current COVID-19 environment, we are encouraged with the path ahead for Sernova and what we expect to achieve in 2020 to enhance long-term shareholder value."

The following enumerates recent progress and achievements for Sernova's pipeline by therapeutic indication and area of interest.

Diabetes

We are currently conducting a US Phase I/II clinical trial in type 1 diabetic patients with severe hypoglycemia unawareness – entitled "Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy Study of Sernova's Cell Pouch™ for Clinical Islet Transplantation" - at the University of Chicago ("US Phase I/II Cell Pouch Clinical Trial").

Key requirements for a successful diabetes regenerative medicine approach have been our focus, more specifically, these include first ensuring robust survival of insulin-producing cells within our Cell Pouch and proof of insulin release into the bloodstream in subjects with no ability to produce insulin prior to Cell Pouch transplant.

The following represents significant achievements for the US Phase I/II Cell Pouch Clinical Trial:

• Increased number of patients enrolled and transplanted in our clinical trial. In the most advanced patient treated with the Cell Pouch and insulin-producing islets, abundant and surviving vascularized insulin-producing islets were confirmed in the sentinel Cell Pouch by independent pathologist assessment following 90 days transplant.

 Why is this important? This early efficacy endpoint within the sentinel Cell Pouch is an indicator of transplanted islet health in the therapeutic Cell Pouches remaining in the patient, including the islets ability to read blood sugar and produce insulin into the bloodstream.

• Enduring bloodstream levels of insulin from the Cell Pouch transplanted islet cells in the fasting patient was shown through detection of C-peptide, a biomarker of insulin produced by the islet cells.

 Why is this important? This finding, combined with glucose-stimulated C-peptide and other early efficacy indicators observed, is an indication of a normalizing response by the Cell Pouch therapeutic cells to the body's varied need for insulin production, i.e. an indicator and evidence of ongoing islet survival within the vascularized environment of the Cell Pouch.

• The independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) completed its first review of our US Phase I/II Cell Pouch Clinical Trial. No safety concerns were raised, and continuation of the clinical study was recommended.

 Why is this important? Independent DSMB review of the trial on a yearly basis in compliance with FDA guidelines and confirmation of favorable safety profile of the Cell Pouch and islets.

Hemophilia A

• The HemAcure Consortium, a collaboration including Sernova and a team of European academic investigators that received €5.6M funding from the EU Horizon 2020 program, successfully completed its objective to research and develop a therapeutic approach that would provide constant delivery of factor VIII to normalize blood levels in an effort to significantly improve the quality of life of patients suffering from hemophilia A.

• A series of breakthroughs were achieved demonstrating success in correcting cells from the blood of patients with hemophilia A to produce the required factor VIII protein within the implanted Cell Pouch resulting in improvement in blood clotting in an animal model of hemophilia A in preparation for future completion of formal preclinical studies and potential advancement to human clinical trials. Hypothyroid Disease

• Sernova has established a collaboration with Dr. Sam Wiseman of the University of British Columbia for development of a novel Cell Pouch Cell Therapy approach with the goal to reverse the serious effects of hypothyroidism, which occurs following removal of the thyroid gland in over 150,000 patients each year in the US.

• This collaboration, supported by Sernova and a Transplant Research Foundation (TRF) of British Columbia Transplant Venture grant award, has made important advancements, and study results are anticipated for release in 2020.

Local Immune Protection Technologies

• Local immune protection of therapeutic cells within the Cell Pouch would represent a major advance in cell therapy as it would reduce or eliminate the need for immunosuppression drugs and reduce both the potential of side effects and risk profile for cell therapy patients.

• We are continuing to evaluate local immune protection approaches with the objective of providing locally immune protected therapeutic cells within our Cell Pouch to improve current cell therapy treatment options.

Collaborations

• Sernova's current collaborations with leading pharma, medtech, and academic researchers are progressing according to plan. We continue to field collaboration inquiries from other international and large regional pharma companies.

• Current collaborations include the assessment of safety and efficacy of combined technologies in preclinical studies, which could lead to strategic development or commercial partnership opportunities for diabetes and our other platform technologies.

2020 Outlook

Some of our key initiatives for 2020 include:

• Focusing on patient enrollment completion which includes Cell Pouch implantation and the continued advancement of our US Phase I/II Cell Pouch Clinical Trial;

• Evolving stem cell-derived islet technologies, with the end goal to provide an unlimited supply of stem cell-derived islet cells for the anticipated treatment of any person inflicted with insulin-dependent diabetes;

• Continuing the evaluation of alternative novel local immune protection technologies for therapeutic cells, to be used in conjunction with our Cell Pouch technologies, for potential in-licensing or acquisition;

• Advancing further IND enabling preclinical proof of concept studies for the treatment of postoperative hypothyroid disease;

• Developing additional collaborations with pharma companies; and

• Releasing results of our research through publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences.

"While COVID-19 has introduced uncertainties for all people and businesses worldwide, we are proactively evolving how we operate and are adopting alternative methods and approaches to enable us to carry on our business and the US Phase I/II Cell Pouch Clinical Trial with the goal of mitigating potential impact. We are also continuing to advance our scientific, clinical and business activities within the context of the COVID-19 situation and are committed to following the evolving guidelines recommended by WHO, CDC, and the Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada to protect the safety of our employees and families, collaborators and business partners," said Dr. Philip Toleikis. He continued, "Despite the current environment, we are focused and committed to build upon our recent clinical and preclinical program achievements towards further important advancements in 2020 to deliver long-term value to our shareholders."

ABOUT SERNOVA'S CLINICAL TRIAL

Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company's patented Cell Pouch in participants with diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Importantly, patients enrolled in Sernova's clinical trial are incapable of producing C- peptide, a marker of insulin produced by islet cells prior to implantation of Sernova's Cell Pouch and therapeutic cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision is made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients are then further followed for one year to assess longer term safety and efficacy.

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 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 CORP.

Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

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Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@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 future 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 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 - February 17, 2020 17 February, 2020

Sernova to Present Corporate Update at Noble Capital Markets Investor Conference


February 17, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – February 17, 2020 – Sernova Corp (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine therapeutics leader announced today that President and CEO Dr. Philip Toleikis will present at NobleCon16 on February 18th at 2:00 p.m. NobleCon16 is Noble Capital Markets' 16th Annual Investor Conference featuring emerging growth companies being held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida from February 17-18th, 2020.

A high-definition, video webcast of the presentation will be available the following day on Sernova’s website www.sernova.com and available at www.nobleconference.com and on Channelchek, Noble’s investor portal www.channelchek.com.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL

Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company’s patented Cell Pouch in diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Patients enrolled in Sernova’s clinical trial are incapable of producing C-peptide, a biomarker for insulin produced by islet cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision is made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will be then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

For more information on the clinical trial A Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy Study of Sernova's Cell Pouch™ for Clinical Islet Transplantation, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03513939. For more information on enrollment and recruitment details please visit www.pwitkowski.org/sernova.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

For further information contact: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. 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 - February 13, 2020 13 February, 2020

Sernova Achieves Positive Efficacy Endpoint in Phase I/II Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes


Most advanced subject in the clinical trial continues to show positive indicators of islet function following islet transplant into the Cell Pouch

February 13, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – February 13, 2020 – Sernova Corp (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical- stage company and regenerative medicine therapeutics leader, is pleased to announce that Sernova’s first treated patient in its Phase I/II clinical trial of its Cell Pouch with therapeutic cells for type 1 diabetes at the University of Chicago, has demonstrated survival of endocrine tissue (insulin-producing islets) in the sentinel Cell Pouch following 90 days transplant.

This efficacy outcome, namely, survival of endocrine tissue (insulin-producing islets) in the sentinel Cell Pouch following 90 days transplant, is measured by positive staining of islets during histological analysis. According to the independent pathologist who conducted the analysis, “The explanted sentinel pouch shows abundant viable, organized islet cells intimately associated with blood vessels within a collagen matrix after 90 days of transplantation. These surviving islet cells strongly express insulin.” A representative histological image from the islet-transplanted mini-sentinel Cell Pouch explanted from a patient at 90 days post-transplant. Islets with positive insulin staining (red), and new blood vessels (green) are detected. (A Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy Study of Sernova's Cell Pouch™ for Clinical Islet Transplantation.)

This achievement is important because it is an indicator of transplanted islet health in the therapeutic Cell Pouches remaining in the subject, including the islets ability to produce insulin into the bloodstream. This has been demonstrated by our previous reported findings of blood levels of both glucose-stimulated and fasting C- peptide as well as other efficacy indicators in this patient who had no measurable levels of this biomarker of insulin prior to the Cell Pouch islet transplant.

“We believe these accumulating positive results continue to validate our Cell Pouch technologies as a viable regenerative medicine therapeutic platform for humans in insulin-dependent diabetes and other chronic diseases,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp. “With these encouraging results and the positive review and recommendation from the Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB), we are excited to continue the clinical trial and carry on compiling safety and efficacy data from our current and future treated patients.”

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL

Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, Company-sponsored trial to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company’s patented Cell Pouch in diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness. The primary objective of the study is to assess the safety of the Cell Pouch following implantation and transplantation. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Patients enrolled in Sernova’s clinical trial are incapable of producing C-peptide, a biomarker for insulin produced by islet cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, is transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision will be made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will be then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

For more information on the 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 SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM

The Cell Pouch System including the Cell Pouch, which 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 early assessments of its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial, Sernova has shown in its first treated patient presence of blood levels of C-peptide both during glucose tolerance tests as well as under fasting conditions. Clinical testing is ongoing at the University of Chicago.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP

Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

For further information contact: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements in this press release are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Forward-looking statements include statements about subsequent clinical activity, including enrolment of patients and continuing results therefrom, and the potential benefits, safety, and efficacy of the Cell Pouch for various indications, including type 1 diabetes.

While Sernova considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant scientific, business, economic, competitive, market and social uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors that could cause Sernova’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Results in early-stage clinical trials may not be indicative of full results or results from later stage or larger scale clinical trials and do not ensure regulatory approval. Readers should not place undue reliance on these statements or the scientific data presented and should refer to the risk factors identified in the company’s continuous disclosure filed on SEDAR. 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 - February 10, 2020 10 February, 2020

Sernova Announces Positive DSMB Review and Recommendation for Continuation of Phase I/II Diabetes Clinical Trial of Cell Pouch


Ongoing Safety of Sernova’s Clinical Trial Confirmed

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

LONDON, ONTARIO – February 10, 2020 – Sernova Corp (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical- stage company and leader in regenerative medicine therapeutics is pleased to announce that the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (“DSMB”) completed its first interim analysis of the ongoing Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy Study of Sernova's Cell Pouch™ for Clinical Islet Transplantation Phase I/II clinical trial in patients with severe hypoglycemia unawareness.

The DSMB did not raise any concerns regarding safety and recommended the continuation of the study. “We are very pleased with the recommendation of the DSMB. In light of this positive assessment, Sernova continues the trial as we carry on compiling safety and efficacy results from our treated patients along with advancing further patient enrollment at the University of Chicago,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova. “We thank the DSMB for its diligence, guidance, and support as we continue moving forward with our mission to provide people suffering from diabetes and other chronic diseases improved treatment options and a better quality of life.”

The DSMB is an independent group of clinical research experts who review the accumulated safety data throughout the clinical trial to safeguard the safety and interests of participating patients while ensuring the scientific validity and integrity of the trial. This interim analysis was the first of three planned DSMB reviews of this clinical trial.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL

Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company’s patented Cell Pouch in diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Patients enrolled in Sernova’s clinical trial are incapable of producing c-peptide, a biomarker for insulin produced by islet cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision will be made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will be then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

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 SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM

The Cell Pouch system including the Cell Pouch, which is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long- term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device 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 early assessments of its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial, Sernova has shown presence of blood levels of c-peptide both during glucose tolerance tests as well as under fasting conditions. Clinical testing is ongoing at the University of Chicago.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP

Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

For further information contact: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. 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 24, 2019 24 October, 2019

Sernova Announces Biotech Veteran as New Chief Financial Officer


LONDON, ONTARIO, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sernova Corp. (SVA.V) (SEOVF) (PSH.F), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, is pleased to announce that Mr. David Swetlow, CPA, CA, has joined Sernova as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Swetlow is a veteran of the high tech and life sciences industries with over 20 years in various senior management, board, and advisory roles for start-up, acceleration, and high-growth stage companies, including multiple TSX and Nasdaq listed biotech companies amongst them QLT Inc. and Protox Therapeutics Inc.

"Mr. Swetlow's extensive financial and business experience with high-growth stage and public companies will bolster Sernova's Management Team. Adding a full-time CFO at this inflection point for the company with our recent announcement of initial positive early efficacy indicators for our Cell Pouch(TM) Phase I/II US clinical trial for type-1 diabetes and ongoing business development activities will accelerate execution of the company's financial, business and capital markets goals and strategies," said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova.

Sernova's outgoing CFO, Mr. Sean Hodgins, will assist with the transition as he continues to provide contract CFO services to his technology company clients. Sernova would like to thank Mr. Hodgins for his contribution and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

In connection with Mr. Swetlow's appointment, Sernova has granted an aggregate of 750,000 stock options on October 23, 2019 each such option being exercisable into one common share at a price of $0.21 per share. The options will vest over 36 months and expire after 10 years.

ABOUT SERNOVA'S CLINICAL TRIAL

Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company's patented Cell Pouch in participants with diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Importantly, patients enrolled in Sernova's clinical trial are incapable of producing C- peptide prior to implantation of Sernova's Cell Pouch and therapeutic cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision is made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will be then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

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 SERNOVA'S CELL POUCH

The Cell Pouch is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro-encapsulation device designed for the long- term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device 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 device, 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 CORP.

Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova's management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. The information disclosed represents results from one patient and may not be representative of all study patients or of the final study results. 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.

For further information, contact: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: +(519)-858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

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Press Release Communiqué de presse - October 16, 2019 16 October, 2019

Sernova Confirms Enduring Levels of Fasting C-Peptide in Bloodstream of First Patient in its Phase I/II Clinical Trial for Type-1 Diabetes


Findings further validate Cell Pouch and therapeutic cell performance in Type-1 diabetes

October 16, 2019 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – October 16, 2019 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine company, is pleased to announce the detection of enduring levels of C-peptide (measured up to 30 days and ongoing), a biomarker of transplanted beta cell insulin production, in the bloodstream of a fasting patient in its ongoing Phase I/II Cell Pouch(TM) US clinical study of type-1 diabetes. The detection of fasting C-peptide in the bloodstream of our first patient, in addition to Sernova’s recent announcement of glucose-stimulated C-peptide and other early efficacy indicators, demonstrate a normalizing response of the Cell Pouch therapeutic cells to the body’s varied need for insulin production. This is an important step forward and evidence of ongoing islet engraftment within the Cell Pouch.

“Along with the preliminary safety and early indicators of efficacy, I am excited that we are observing C-peptide levels in the patient’s bloodstream after recent transplant, not only following stimulation with a meal but also when the patient is fasting. These findings represent progress in clinical outcomes and evidence of enduring islet survival and function within Sernova’s Cell Pouch,” said Dr. Piotr Witkowski, Director of Pancreatic, and Islet Transplant Program at the University of Chicago and study principal investigator. “We look forward to reporting ongoing results in additional patients as the trial progresses.”

The entry criteria of Sernova’s clinical study require patients to be C-peptide negative upon enrolment. C- peptide measured in the bloodstream is a biomarker of insulin and is widely used as a measure of insulin production by islet cells. C-peptide is typically measured following overnight fasting (fasting C-peptide) and during a glucose tolerance test (glucose-stimulated C-peptide). Together these measures provide an index of the patient’s ability to control blood glucose through their production of insulin.

With the goal of improved blood glucose control and stabilization of fluctuating blood sugar levels commonly experienced in people with type-1 diabetes, a normalizing response can also decrease the likelihood of life threatening hypoglycemic unaware events, a key efficacy measure in the Sernova trial.

Sernova’s clinical trial is continuing active recruitment and enrollment of study participants and further results will continue to be reported as the study progresses.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL

Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single arm, company-sponsored trial, to assess the safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the company’s patented Cell Pouch in participants with diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures. Importantly, patients enrolled in Sernova’s clinical trial are incapable of producing C- peptide prior to implantation of Sernova’s Cell Pouch and therapeutic cells.

Eligible subjects are implanted with Cell Pouches. Following development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects are followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision is made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will be then further followed for one year to assess longer-term safety and efficacy.

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 SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH

The Cell Pouch is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro-encapsulation device designed for the long- term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device 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 device 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 CORP.

Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

For further information contact: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. The information disclosed represents results from one patient and may not be representative of all study patients or of the final study results. 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 17, 2019 17 September, 2019

Sernova Renews Frontier Flex for Canadian Investor Relations and Marketing


Source: Sernova Corp

September 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 17, 2019– Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, announces that it has renewed the engagement of Frontier Flex, an investor relations (IR) and marketing group based in Toronto, Ontario Canada to provide Canadian IR and strategic marketing services.

Sernova President and CEO Dr. Philip Toleikis commented, "Frontier remains an integral part of the communications strategy Sernova is implementing to increase Sernova’s visibility and help investors and shareholders stay well-informed as we advance our clinical programs including our US diabetes Phase I/II clinical study.”

Through their established network of financial industry professionals, marketing service providers, and outreach programs, FronTier will assist the corporation by increasing market awareness for the corporation using a number of financial market communications initiatives, including facilitating in-person introductions for the corporation with institutional and retail brokers in Toronto and other financial capitals, and through media distribution on national television, radio and multiple online channels.

Under the terms of the engagement, FronTier has been retained for a 12-month period for aggregate remuneration of $100,000 plus expenses. The agreement with Frontier Flex is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

In other news, Sernova has granted 6,980,000 stock options to certain officers, employees, and consultants of the company, each such option being exercisable into one common share at a price of $0.21 per share for periods ranging from 3 to 10 years, and has granted 3,120,167 DSUs to its directors.

About Sernova Corp

Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic 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 contact: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 Fax: (519) 858-5099 Toll-Free: (877)-299-4603 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

Forward-Looking Information7

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our belief about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. 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 10, 2019 10 September, 2019

Sernova Completes Oversubscribed Private Placement of $4,684,564


Source: Sernova Corp

September 10, 2019 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO –September 10, 2019 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH) announces it has completed on Monday a non-brokered private placement of $4.685 million, pursuant to which Sernova issued a total of 23,422,822 Units in three closings (August 16, 2019, August 30, 2019 and September 9, 2019).

Net proceeds from the private placement will be used to support funding of Sernova's clinical program including its FDA cleared US Phase I/II regenerative medicine clinical trial, “Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy Study of Sernova’s Cell Pouch(TM) for Clinical Islet Transplantation” and to advance internal preclinical development programs and corporate/academic collaborations utilizing the Company’s platform technologies to treat diabetes, hemophilia and other serious disease conditions, as well as for investor relations and general corporate purposes.

Each Unit in the Offering is priced at $0.20 per Unit and consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable into one share at a price of $0.30 per share for a period of 36 months.

The private placement has received approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws, the securities issued under the Private Placement are subject to a four-month hold period from the time of closing of the Private Placement. The hold periods for this Private Placement expire on December 17, 2019, December 31, 2019, and January 10, 2020.

The Company compensated finders by way of cash fees of $78,225 and 391,125 non-transferable finder warrants, each such finder warrant having the same terms as the Unit warrants.

About Sernova’s US Clinical Study

The approved protocol is a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial, where diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness enroll into the study. Participants are then implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression, and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, is transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects will be followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision will be made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will then be further followed for one year. The primary objective of the study is to demonstrate safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the Cell Pouch. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures.

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 Sernova Corp

Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic 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 contact:

Dominic Gray

Sernova Corp

Tel: (519) 858-5126

Fax: (519) 858-5099

Toll-Free: (877)-299-4603

dominic.gray@sernova.com

www.sernova.com

Forward-Looking Information

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our belief about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. 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 03, 2019 3 September, 2019

Sernova Announces Second Closing of Private Placement


THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

September 3, 2019 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 3, 2019 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (FSE:PSH) (OTCQB:SEOVF), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine company, is pleased to announce that it has completed a second closing of $2,251,065 of its non-brokered private placement, (announced on July 25, 2019) of which an additional $67,400 was closed under the “Existing Shareholder Exemption.” Total proceeds to date are $4,584,565.

In addition, the Company announces that it is increasing the maximum offering, for a total of up to $5,500,000 of Units. Each Unit in the Offering is priced at $0.20 per Unit and consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable into one share at a price of $0.30 per share for a period of 36 months.

The Company plans to close the balance of the placement later this week.

Net proceeds from the increased portion of the private placement will be used to support funding of Sernova's clinical program including its FDA cleared US Phase I/II regenerative medicine clinical trial and to advance corporate/academic collaborations utilizing the Company’s platform technology to treat diabetes, hemophilia and other serious disease conditions, as well as for investor relations and general corporate purposes.

Completion of the private placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and all applicable state securities laws, or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S US CLINICAL STUDY The approved protocol is a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial, where diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness enroll into the study. Participants are then implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression, and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, is transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects will be followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision will be made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will then be further followed for one year. The primary objective of the study is to demonstrate safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the Cell Pouch. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures.

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 SERNOVA CORP.

Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

For further information, please contact:

Dominic Gray

Sernova Corp

Tel: (519) 858-5126

FAX: (519) 858-5099

Toll-Free: (877)-299-4603

dominic.gray@sernova.com

www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. 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 - August 19, 2019 19 August, 2019

Sernova Announces First Closing of Private Placement


Offering Increased to $3,500,000

THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

August 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – August 19, 2019 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (FSE:PSH) (OTCQB:SEOVF), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine company, is pleased to announce that it has completed a first closing of $2,333,500 of its non-brokered private placement, (which was announced on July 25, 2019), of which $64,000 was closed under the “Existing Shareholder Exemption.”

In addition, the Company announces that it is increasing the maximum offering by an additional $500,000, for a total offering of $3,500,000 of Units. Each Unit in the Offering is priced at $0.20 per Unit and consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable into one share at a price of $0.30 per share for a period of 36 months.

The Company plans to close the balance of the placement in the coming weeks.

Net proceeds from the increased portion of the private placement will be used to support funding of Sernova's clinical program including its FDA cleared US Phase I/II regenerative medicine clinical trial and to advance corporate/academic collaborations utilizing the Company’s platform technology to treat diabetes, hemophilia and other serious disease conditions, as well as for investor relations and general corporate purposes.

Completion of the private placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and all applicable state securities laws, or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S US CLINICAL STUDY

The approved protocol is a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial, where diabetic subjects with hypoglycemia unawareness enroll into the study. Participants are then implanted with Cell Pouches. Following the development of vascularized tissue chambers within the Cell Pouch, subjects are then stabilized on immunosuppression, and a dose of purified islets, under strict release criteria, is transplanted into the Cell Pouch.

A sentinel pouch is removed for an early assessment of the islet transplant. Subjects will be followed for additional safety and efficacy measures for approximately six months. At this point, a decision will be made with regards to the transplant of a second islet dose with subsequent safety and efficacy follow up. Patients will then be further followed for one year. The primary objective of the study is to demonstrate safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the Cell Pouch. The secondary objective is to assess efficacy through a series of defined measures.

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 SERNOVA CORP.

Sernova Corp 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 www.sernova.com

For further information, please contact:

Canada:

Dominic Gray Sernova Corp Tel: (519) 858-5126 FAX: (519) 858-5099 Toll-Free: (877)-299-4603 dominic.gray@sernova.com www.sernova.com

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Sernova believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates, and opinions of Sernova’s management on the date such statements were made, which include our beliefs about the conduct and outcome of clinical trials. 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.