Press release Communiqué de presse
Press release Communiqué de presse
October 24, 2022 24 October, 2022
Sernova Corp. Announces Change of Auditor
London, Ontario October 24, 2022. Sernova Corp. (“Sernova” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:SVA)
(OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH) announces that it has changed its auditor to KPMG LLP, Chartered
Professional Accountants (the “Successor Auditor”) effective October 14, 2022.
Sernova’s board of directors appointed the Successor Auditor to hold office as the new auditor of the Corporation until the close of the Corporation’s next annual general meeting of shareholders. The Corporation’s former auditor, Davidson & Company, Chartered Professional Accountants (the “Former Auditor”), resigned effective October 14, 2022, at the request of Sernova.
There were no reservations in the Former Auditor's audit reports for any financial period during which the Former Auditor was the Corporation's auditor. Also, there are no "reportable events" (as the term is defined in National Instrument 51-102 - Continuous Disclosure Obligations) between the Corporation and the Former Auditor.
In accordance with National Instrument 51-102, the Notice of Change of Auditor, together with the required letters from the Former Auditor and the Successor Auditor, have been reviewed by the Corporation's audit committee and board of directors and will be filed on SEDAR accordingly.
ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. AND THE CELL POUCH SYSTEM PLATFORM FOR CELL THERAPY Sernova Corp. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that is developing cell therapeutic technologies for chronic diseases, including insulin-dependent diabetes, thyroid disease, and blood disorders including hemophilia A. Sernova is currently focused on developing a ‘functional cure’ for insulin-dependent diabetes with its lead asset, the Cell Pouch System, a novel implantable and scalable medical device with immune protected therapeutic cells. On implantation, The Cell Pouch™ forms a natural vascularized tissue environment in the body for long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells that release necessary proteins or factors missing from the body to treat chronic diseases. Sernova’s Cell Pouch System has already shown it can potentially provide a ‘functional cure’ to people with type 1 diabetes in an ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical study at the University of Chicago. Sernova is also advancing a proprietary technology in collaboration with the University of Miami to cloak the therapeutic cells from the immune system attack with the goal to eliminate the need for chronic immunosuppressives. In May 2022, Sernova and Evotec entered into a global strategic partnership to develop an implantable off-the-shelf iPSC-based (induced pluripotent stem cells) beta cell replacement therapy. This partnership provides Sernova a potentially unlimited supply of insulin-producing cells to treat millions of patients with insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 and type 2). Sernova is also in development of two additional programs that utilize its Cell Pouch System – an implantable cell therapy for benign thyroid disease resulting from thyroid gland removal and an ex-vivo lentiviral Factor VIII gene therapy for hemophilia A.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Corporate: Christopher Barnes VP, Investor Relations Sernova Corp. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 519-902-7923 www.sernova.com
Investors: Corey Davis, Ph.D. LifeSci Advisors, LLC email@example.com Tel: 212-915-2577
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are 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 the Company 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 the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include regulatory actions, market prices, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.