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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Press Releases Communiqués de presse

November 18, 2020 18 Novembre, 2020

Sernova Provides Clinical Update on U.S. Phase I/II Cell Pouch Trial for Type 1 Diabetes

October 30, 2020 30 Octobre, 2020

Sernova Announces 3-Month Extension of Warrants

October 27, 2020 27 Octobre, 2020

Sernova to Present at TSX Life Sciences Investor Day

September 24, 2020 24 Septembre, 2020

Sernova to Present at Virtual BIO Investor Forum

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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.

 

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 - Novembre 18, 2020 18 Novembre, 2020

Sernova Provides Clinical Update on U.S. Phase I/II Cell Pouch Trial for Type 1 Diabetes


• 5 of 7 study patients implanted with Cell Pouch and cell transplants ongoing; full enrollment on track for early 2021

• Treated patients continue to demonstrate enduring safety indicators and blood levels of insulin (C-peptide) produced by cells in the Cell Pouch

November 18, 2020 9:00 a.m. EST

LONDON, ONTARIO – November 18, 2020 – Sernova Corp (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company developing a ‘functional cure’ for insulin-dependent diabetes, hemophilia A, and other diseases, provides an update on its U.S. Phase I/II (safety/efficacy) clinical trial of its Cell Pouch System for type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the University of Chicago.

The overall objective of the study is to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the Cell Pouch with insulin- producing islets. In addition to other criteria, prior to entry into the study, the patients must demonstrate long- standing type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycemic unawareness episodes and no glucose-stimulated C- peptide circulating in their bloodstream.

As of this date, 5 of the 7 patients have now been enrolled, implanted with Cell Pouches and are actively advancing through the transplantation phase of the study. Pre-screening is ongoing for the final two patients and full enrollment of the study is anticipated to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

The primary endpoint of the study is to demonstrate safety and tolerability of islet transplantation into the Cell Pouch. Overall, the following trends have been observed:

SAFETY (Primary Endpoint):

• Following implantation, consistent incorporation of the Cell Pouch with vascularized tissue providing a suitable environment for transplant of islets (insulin-producing cells)

• No incidence of Severe Adverse Events (SAEs) related to the Cell Pouch or islet transplant

“I am pleased that these ongoing safety findings in the treated patients continue to meet the primary endpoint for our study,” said Dr. Piotr Witkowski, study principal investigator and Director of the Pancreatic and Islet Transplant Program at the University of Chicago.

Highlighting some of the trial efficacy findings with focus on clinical benefits to the T1D patients, the following trends have also been observed.

EFFICACY (Secondary Endpoint):

• Ongoing detection of bloodstream levels of C-peptide in treated patients (proof that cells in the Cell Pouch are producing insulin, important for controlling blood sugar levels)

• Reduction in injectable insulin use

• Reduction in levels of HbA1c as a measure of long-term glucose control (the lower the HbA1c, the lesser the risk of developing diabetes-related complications)

• Reduction in severe hypoglycemic episodes (blood sugar levels that are too low may lead to life- threatening events)

“I am encouraged by the fact that, in contrast to previous clinical studies in this field, we are observing persistent evidence of insulin production (C-peptide) by islets transplanted into the Cell Pouch in our patients,” said Dr. Piotr Witkowski. “I look forward to ongoing results in the study and observing improvements in patient quality of life along with efficacy measures as we advance this regenerative medicine treatment.”

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 - Octobre 30, 2020 30 Octobre, 2020

Sernova Announces 3-Month Extension of Warrants


October 30, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – October 30, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine company, announces that, subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange, it intends to extend the expiry date of 11,016,000 outstanding share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") issued pursuant to a private placement that closed in two tranches. The Warrants currently expire on November 14, 2020, and November 21, 2020. Each Warrant is exercisable into an equal number of common shares of the Company at a price of $0.35. If accepted by the TSX, the new expiry date for the Warrants will be 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on February 12, 2021, and February 19, 2021. All other terms and conditions of the Warrants, including the exercise price, remain the same.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP.

Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e. human donor cells, corrected human cells, and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit 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, hormones, or other factors as required to treat disease. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago and has demonstrated encouraging early safety and efficacy indicators. The Cell Pouch, in combination with therapeutic cells/tissues, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in preclinical models of diabetes, hemophilia A and other indications supporting our therapeutics platform.

For further information contact:

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 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 - Octobre 27, 2020 27 Octobre, 2020

Sernova to Present at TSX Life Sciences Investor Day


Sernova Retains Integral Wealth Securities for Market Making Services

October 27, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – October 27, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine company, announced today that Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO, will provide an investor presentation at the upcoming TSX Life Sciences Investor Day being held on October 29, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST hosted by the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange.

For more details on the event or to register to hear presentations from some of the most interesting public and private Life Sciences companies from Canada, please click HERE (https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1384782&tp_key=2e4549bdfb).

Sernova also announces having retained the services of Integral Wealth Securities Limited to provide market- making services for the Company in compliance with the applicable policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. Integral will trade the securities of Sernova on the TSX Venture Exchange for the purpose of maintaining an orderly market and to provide liquidity of the Company's common shares.

Under the conditions of the agreement, Integral will be paid $7,000 per month for their services for a minimum term of 12 months. During the initial 12-month period, Sernova will have a one-time right to terminate after three months, provided written notice of termination is received at least 7 days prior to the 90th day of the term. After the 12th month of the term, this agreement may be terminated by the Company upon 30 days written notice.

There are no performance factors contained in the agreement, and Integral will not receive shares or options as compensation. Sernova and Integral are unrelated entities, and Integral has no present direct or indirect interest in the Company or its securities.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e. human donor cells, corrected human cells, and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit 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, hormones, or other factors as required to treat disease. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago and has demonstrated encouraging early safety and efficacy indicators. The Cell Pouch, in combination with therapeutic cells/tissues, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in preclinical models of diabetes, hemophilia A and other indications supporting our therapeutics platform.

For further information contact: 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 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 - Septembre 24, 2020 24 Septembre, 2020

Sernova to Present at Virtual BIO Investor Forum


Sernova to deliver corporate update with focus on value-driving events: technology acquisition, licensing and research collaboration

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

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 24, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company announced today that Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO will provide a corporate update as part of the Company Presentations at the upcoming BIO Investor Forum Digital international biotech investor conference from October 13-15, 2000. Dr. Toleikis will also be engaged with the BIO One-on-One Partnering meetings.

“Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are leveraging the proliferation of the virtual conference format. This virtual conference will enable us to increase the awareness level amongst an expanded base of potential investors and partnering prospects about Sernova’s significant advancements, including first time diabetes clinical trial findings, a technology acquisition for our cell therapy therapeutics platform and local immune protection technology licensing and research collaboration arrangements. The BIO One-on-One Partnering meeting sessions will also enable us to continue discussions and further evaluate opportunities,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova.

Sernova’s presentation will be available on-demand to attendees of the BIO Investor Forum Digital conference. For more details on Sernova’s presentation, please visit https://www.bio.org/events/bio-investor-forum- digital/company-presentations.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP.

Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e. human donor cells, corrected human cells, and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit 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, hormones, or other factors as required to treat disease. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago and has demonstrated encouraging early safety and efficacy indicators. The Cell Pouch, in combination with therapeutic cells/tissues, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in preclinical models of diabetes, hemophilia A and other indications supporting our therapeutics platform.

For further information contact:

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 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 - Septembre 22, 2020 22 Septembre, 2020

Sernova Closes Oversubscribed Private Placement and Accelerates Development Programs


September 23, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 23, 2020 – Sernova Corp. ("Sernova" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH) is pleased to announce that it has closed its non-brokered private placement announced on September 9, 2020. The Company received over-subscriptions of $0.7 million, increasing the total amount of the private placement to $3.7 million.

"We are very pleased with the resoundingly positive response and rapid closing to our oversubscribed offering, which included participation by all directors of the Company. The offering will enable us to build further upon our recent momentum, strategically enhancing and solidifying our novel cell therapy platform with the goal to provide a "functional" cure for diabetes and other rare diseases," said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp.

A total of 12,218,333 units were issued in the private placement at $0.30 per unit, with each unit consisting of one common share and one warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at a price of $0.35 per share for a period of 24 months, subject to abridgment of the exercise period if the 10-day volume-weighted average price of the Company's shares exceeds $0.50 per share.

The net proceeds of the private placement will be used to accelerate development of the Company's recently acquired cellular local immune protection technology, further its immune-protected diabetes stem cell-derived program and support the Company's US Phase I/II diabetes clinical trial.

The closing is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company also issued 198,310 warrants and paid a total of $59,493 to qualified finders. All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a hold period of four months, in accordance with applicable Canadian securities regulations.

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 CORP.

Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e. human donor cells, corrected human cells, and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit 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, hormones, or other factors as required to treat disease. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago and has demonstrated encouraging early safety and efficacy indicators. The Cell Pouch, in combination with therapeutic cells/tissues, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in preclinical models of diabetes, hemophilia A and other indications supporting our therapeutics platform.

For further information contact:

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 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 - Septembre 10, 2020 10 Septembre, 2020

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


Sernova to also present Corporate Update as part of Company Presentations

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

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

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

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

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e. human donor cells, corrected human cells, and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit 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, hormones, or other factors as required to treat disease. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago and has demonstrated encouraging early safety and efficacy indicators. The Cell Pouch, in combination with therapeutic cells/tissues, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in preclinical models of diabetes, hemophilia A and other indications supporting our therapeutics platform.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dominic Gray Sernova Corp. Tel: (519) 858-5126 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 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 - Septembre 09, 2020 9 Septembre, 2020

Sernova Announces Up to $3 Million Private Placement Financing with a Lead Order of $2 Million


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Source: Sernova Corp

September 9, 2020 9:00 a.m. EST

LONDON, ONTARIO – September 9, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA) (OTCQB: SEOVF) (FSE: PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, is pleased to announce that the Company has secured a $2 million lead order in connection with a proposed non-brokered private placement.

“Strategic investors approached Sernova management following successful achievement of key milestones to provide additional financing to accelerate our recently acquired cellular local immune protection technology to the clinic with the goal to eliminate the need for systemic immune protection medications for cell therapy therapeutic applications as well as further support our U.S. Phase I/II diabetes clinical trial at the University of Chicago,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President & CEO Sernova Corp. “The favourable terms of the lead order also reflect investors’ optimism for Sernova’s clinical trial progression.”

Up to 10 million units of the Company would be issued in the private placement at a price of $0.30 per unit for up to $3.0 million. Each unit would consist of one common share and one full warrant. Each warrant would be exercisable into a common share at a price of $0.35 per share for a period of 24 months from the date of issue, subject to abridgment of the exercise period if the 10-day volume-weighted average price of the Company’s shares exceeds $0.50 per share.

Investors qualified under applicable securities laws interested in participating in the private placement may contact the Company (see the contact information provided below). The terms and conditions of any subscription, including qualification criteria under applicable securities laws, will be set out in the subscription agreement for the private placement.

Offering proceeds will be used to accelerate development of our recently acquired cellular local immune protection technology, further our immune-protected diabetes stem cell-derived program and support the Company’s U.S. Phase I/II diabetes clinical trial.

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

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a 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 United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP.

Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e. human donor cells, corrected human cells, and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit 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, hormones, or other factors as required to treat disease. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study at the University of Chicago and has demonstrated encouraging early safety and efficacy indicators. The Cell Pouch, in combination with therapeutic cells/tissues, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in preclinical models of diabetes, hemophilia A and other indications supporting our therapeutics platform.

For further information contact:

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 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 - Août 04, 2020 4 Août, 2020

Sernova Enters into Exclusive Worldwide License Agreement with University of Miami for Therapeutic Cell Immune Protection Technologies


Sernova expands its intellectual property portfolio and capabilities to develop first-in-class cell therapy solutions for type 1 diabetes and other chronic diseases that eliminate the need for life-long immunosuppression drugs

August 4, 2020 7:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – August 4, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company developing a ‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes and other chronic diseases, announced today it has entered into an exclusive, worldwide license with the University of Miami at Coral Gables, Florida, for the commercial rights to novel conformal coating immune protection technologies. The technologies were developed by Dr. Alice Tomei, Dr. Jeffrey Hubbell, and Aaron Stock (Graduate Student). Dr. Tomei is a leading international expert in immunoprotection and diabetes immunoengineering, of the renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a designated Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hubbell is the Eugene Bell Professor of Tissue Engineering at the University of Chicago and leading international researcher in immunoengineering.

This exclusive worldwide license agreement is important to Sernova because it broadens the technology scope of Sernova’s immune protection conformal coating technologies and related intellectual property. Furthermore, it adds to a series of recent strategic acquisitions and collaborations for the Company and builds on our goal of protecting Sernova’s therapeutic cells or tissues transplanted into Sernova’s Cell Pouch™ from a detrimental auto-immune system response while eliminating the need for immunosuppressive drugs in treated patients.

“Sernova is further advancing development of its novel Cell Pouch System™ as a therapeutic platform to provide cell therapy solutions to patients with chronic diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, without the current need for life-long immunosuppressive drugs. We believe, with the addition of local immune protection, our breakthrough technologies will have the potential to significantly expand access to and the availability of therapeutic solutions to millions of people as a ‘functional cure’ for the chronic diseases from which they are suffering,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova Corp.

Dr. Toleikis continued, “As we continue to advance our first-in-class technologies, we have diligently selected complementary technologies developed by recognized experts in the field such as those by Dr. Tomei and colleagues to add to our Cell Pouch™ platform. With the continued expansion of our regenerative medicine therapeutics platform, we are positioning the Company at the forefront in the development of safe, functional regenerative medicine therapeutics.”

Dr. Alice Tomei, the Director of the Islet Immunoengineering Laboratory at DRI stated, “Following my postdoctoral training in Dr. Hubbell’s laboratory at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, I joined the University of Miami where I have focussed my academic career in the pursuit and development of novel cellular immune protection technologies to advance the field of cell therapy. With Sernova’s goal of a ‘functional cure’ for diabetes, supported by its positive preclinical and more recent, emerging clinical safety and efficacy data from the University Chicago clinical trial, I am excited to contribute to the addition of local immune protection technologies provided by conformal coatings as the next important step towards this ultimate goal.”

ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic solutions using a medical device (Cell Pouch™) and immune protected therapeutic cells/tissues (i.e., human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell- derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through cellular production of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: 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 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 - Juillet 16, 2020 16 Juillet, 2020

Dr. Anke M. Schulte Joins Sernova Global Advisory Board


Veteran Pharmaceutical Executive in Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics to Contribute Corporate Development/ Strategic Expertise to Sernova

July 16, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – July 16, 2020 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA)(OTCQB:SEOVF)(FSE:PSH), a clinical- stage regenerative medicine company, announced today the creation of a Global Advisory Board, and the addition to the advisory board of Dr. Anke M. Schulte. Dr. Schulte is an internationally acclaimed expert in diabetes and cell therapy regenerative medicine and a 19-year veteran of Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical leader.

Sernova Global Advisory Board members will provide knowledge, experience and strategic insights to support the continued development and future commercialization of Sernova’s novel regenerative medicine cell therapy therapeutics platform. They will also provide advice on our clinical development programs, expansion plans for the Company, acquisition of additional technologies, as well as pharma collaborations and partnering. Said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova, “Through years of scientific teamwork, persistence and dedication, the Sernova team has developed, refined and systematically de-risked our cell therapy therapeutics platform by generating strong preclinical data and an expanding confirmatory human clinical data set for our implantable Cell Pouch™ device and immune protected cell technologies. We believe the new Global Advisory Board, which will include international experts who are visionary leaders, will help us in transforming the promise and potential of our platform into a ‘functional cure’ for a number of serious chronic diseases.”

Toleikis added, “As its inaugural member, Dr. Schulte brings an impressive career of excellence in innovation, experience and passion in the field, and importantly has witnessed the potential of Sernova’s diabetes technologies. Dr. Schulte’s 19 years of experience in progressive positions at Sanofi, in islet biology and in the regenerative medicine cell therapy field will be invaluable in contributing to our strategic decision making as we continue to advance our technologies to commercialization.”

“In the capacity of regenerative medicine lead with Sanofi, overseeing Type 1 diabetes-related collaborations and partnering, I have been closely following the preclinical and clinical advancements of Sernova’s novel cell therapy technology platform approach for a number of years. I am honored and thrilled to join Sernova’s Global Advisory Board as I believe Sernova is on the precipice of a ‘functional cure’ for several disease indications. I look forward to serving in this important and exciting new role while working alongside talented individuals and providing my expertise as these regenerative medicine products are commercialized,” remarked Dr. Anke M. Schulte.

Dr. Schulte’s recent career highlights and achievements at Sanofi:

• Scientific Project Lead of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Collaborations within the Diabetes R&D unit • Leader of a Beta Cell Development Collaboration with Evotec A.G. • Project Head of the Sanofi Beta Cell Replacement Therapy program • Project Leader of the Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI2 private public partnership INNODIA: “Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of type 1 diabetes: an innovative approach towards understanding and arresting type 1 diabetes” • Head of the Islet Biology Cluster within the Diabetes R&D unit responsible for the development of novel innovative treatment modalities, including cell therapy

Dr. Schulte earned her PhD in Biochemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Department of Chemistry, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University. She joined Georgetown University, Department of Pharmacology Research Faculty and was then appointed Assistant Professor at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. In addition to being a pharmaceutical executive, Dr. Schulte is a scholar in her own right with over 30 peer reviewed top tier scientific publications/book chapters and has presented multiple peer reviewed presentations at international scientific symposia and conferences.

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.

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.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial at the University of Chicago 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, are 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 regarding 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: 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 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 - Juin 18, 2020 18 Juin, 2020

Sernova Highlights Positive Results Presented at the American Diabetes Association s Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions


June 18, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT

LONDON, ONTARIO – June 18, 2020 – Ontario – June 18, 2020 -- Sernova Corp. (TSX-V: SVA)(OTCQB: SEOVF)(FSE: PSH), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, highlights positive results from its submitted abstract entitled “Clinical Validation of the Implanted Pre-Vascularized Cell Pouch™ as a Viable, Safe Site for Diabetes Cell Therapy,” selected for presentation at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions held virtually June 12-16, 2020.

“Sernova was honored that its abstract was selected under peer review to be presented at the prestigious ADA Scientific Sessions. The findings reported in diabetic patients, demonstrate that human donor islets transplanted into Sernova’s Cell Pouch consistently demonstrate islet survival and the ability to produce the array of hormones required to treat diabetes,” said Dr. Philip Toleikis, President and CEO of Sernova.

The following provides the background of our scientific presentation:

• Cellular transplantation therapy has the potential to treat severe, chronic diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The transplantation site and device approach are major factors influencing successful clinical outcomes; • With new cell-based emerging technologies, there continues to be a need to find a safe, retrievable, biologically compatible device for cellular transplantation and we believe Sernova’s Cell Pouch System may provide such a solution;

• The transplantation of insulin-producing islets is a cellular replacement therapy for severe T1D in patients who experience life-threatening severe hypoglycemia unawareness events;

• In this clinical indication, Sernova has conducted a physician sponsored first-in-human study in Canada and currently has an ongoing company-sponsored Phase I/II human clinical study at the University of Chicago. In both clinical studies, patients with T1D were implanted with both sentinel (small devices removed to assess cell survival) and larger therapeutic devices, anywhere between 1 to 6 months;

• After being placed on immunosuppression, islets were isolated from donor pancreata and transplanted into patients within the device chambers. When possible, a pre-transplant sample of islets was saved for comparison to post-explant Cell Pouch islets; and

• Cell Pouches were explanted from patients, anywhere between 14-90 days post-transplant. The Cell Pouches were prepared, and sections were stained and imaged, and then reviewed by an independent clinical pathologist to assess the transplanted tissue for micro-vessel formation and vascularization; the presence of islets with insulin, C-peptide, and other endocrine hormones (such as glucagon and somatostatin); and exocrine tissue (such as pancreatic ductal tissue).

The data presented clinically demonstrate that the vascularized Cell Pouch provides a consistently safe and biologically suitable, retrievable environment for the transplantation and survival of functional islets. Specific findings based on a detailed histopathological analysis of nine Sernova Cell Pouches explanted from patients with T1D diabetes include:

• Explanted Cell Pouches show abundant, viable, organized islet cells intimately associated with blood vessels within a natural collagen matrix following transplantation without obvious rejection or infection;

o 100% showed present or abundant blood vessels;

o 89% showed present or abundant insulin;

o 78% showed present or abundant endocrine cells;

o 100% showed present or abundant ductal tissue;

• Islet cells required to control diabetes within the Cell Pouches consistently express insulin and other endocrine hormones, such as glucagon, somatostatin, and C-peptide, when identified histologically;

• Pre-transplant islet samples that show strongly expressed insulin, as well as other endocrine markers, were similarly identified in the explanted Cell Pouches following transplant; and

• The amount of islet/exocrine tissue within pre-transplanted samples was similar to that found in the Cell Pouch following transplantation.

In summary, the transplanted samples, when explanted and examined, demonstrate healthy, surviving islets with multiple cell types within the islets capable of producing the hormones that control blood sugar levels when housed in the vascularized tissue matrix of the Cell Pouch. Exocrine ductal tissue, when transplanted, also survived. The findings demonstrate the pre-transplant samples are consistent with the histology observed upon explantation of the Cell Pouch at different time points. These clinical findings demonstrate that the Cell Pouch is a viable, safe site for diabetes cell therapy.

Dr. Toleikis said, “The positive results reported in patients in this diabetes indication, implanted with Sernova’s Cell Pouch and transplanted with islets, continue to validate our Cell Pouch System cell therapy therapeutics approach. Within the emerging cell therapy field, Sernova, with its advancing cell therapies including locally immune protected stem cell-derived cells, continues to position itself as a leader in the development of a ‘functional cure’ for all patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.“

A recording of Sernova’s ADA Scientific Session presentation is available at www.sernova.com/updates.

ABOUT SERNOVA’S CLINICAL TRIAL Sernova is conducting a Phase I/II non-randomized, unblinded, single-arm, company-sponsored trial at the University of Chicago 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, are 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 regard 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 in a Canadian first-in-human study. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase I/II study 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, PLEASE CONTACT: 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 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.