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May 9, 2022 9 May, 2022

Sernova Announces Abstract on Phase 1/2 Trial with Cell Pouch Selected for Oral Podium Presentation at American Diabetes Association 82nd Scientific Sessions 2022

LONDON, ONTARIO – May 9, 2022 – Sernova Corp. (TSX-V:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a clinical-stage cell therapy therapeutics company focused on developing a potential ‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other chronic diseases, is pleased to announce that that an abstract has been selected for an oral podium presentation at the upcoming American Diabetes Association (ADA) 82nd Scientific Sessions, to be held from June 3-7, 2022, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

Abstract 306-OR: Modified Approach for Improved Islet Allotransplantation into Prevascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM Device: Preliminary Results of the Phase I/II Clinical Trial at University of Chicago

Abstract Session: Islet Transplantation —Basic Science Session Date/Time: Monday, June 6, 2022 at 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM CT Presentation Time: 3:15-3:30 PM CT Authors: Bachul PJ, Perez-Guetierrez A, Ling-jia Wang, Golab K, Basto L, Perea L, Tibudan M, Braden J, Thomas C, Philipson L, Barth R, Fung JJ, Witkowski P

Sernova will disclose additional information about the presentation at the time of the conference in alignment with the American Diabetes Association’s abstract embargo policies.


Sernova is developing regenerative medicine cell 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


The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. After implantation, the device incorporates with tissue, forming highly vascularized, native tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, that release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease.

The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans in a Canadian first-in-human study. Sernova is currently conducting a Phase 1/2 clinical trial study at the University of Chicago. Encouraging interim results have been presented at several international scientific conferences.


Corporate: Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. Tel: 519-902-7923

Investors: Corey Davis, Ph.D. LifeSci Advisors, LLC Tel: 212-915-2577

Media: Elizabeth Miller, M.D. LifeSci Communications

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