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June 11, 2024 11 June, 2024

Sernova Announces Marketed Public Offering of Units

NEWS RELEASE Sernova Announces Marketed Public Offering of Units


LONDON, Ontario; BOSTON, Massachusetts – June 6, 2024, Sernova Corp. (“Sernova” or the “Company”) (TSX:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH) is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus in connection with a best efforts marketed public offering (the “Offering”) of units of the Company (the “Units”). The Offering is being led by Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc., as lead agent (the “Lead Agent”) and joint bookrunner with Leede Jones Gable Inc., on behalf of a syndicate of agents that includes Ventum Financial Corp., Raymond James, Research Capital Corporation and Roth Canada, Inc. (together with the Lead Agent, the “Agents”) and is for minimum gross proceeds of $6,500,000 and up to maximum gross proceeds of $10,000,000. Each Unit will be offered at a price of $0.33 per Unit (the “Offering Price”), and shall consist of one (1) common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one (1) Common Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share (each, a “Warrant Share”) at an exercise price of $0.40 per Warrant Share for 36 months. It is expected that a definitive agency agreement will be entered into between the Company and the Agents following the successful marketing of the Offering.

The Company has agreed to grant the Agents an option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) to sell up to an additional number of Units at the Offering Price as is equal to 15% of the number of Units issued pursuant to the Offering, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the Closing Date (as defined below) to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes. The Over-Allotment Option shall be exercisable for any number of Units, Common Shares, Warrants, or any combination thereof at a price equal to the Offering Price for a Unit and a price to be agreed upon for the Common Shares and Warrants.

The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to expand enrollment in the Company’s phase I/II Human Donor Islet clinical study, to support the Company’s R&D activities and for general corporate purposes. In addition Sernova would like to announce that Evotec SE, its largest shareholder and collaboration partner, will participate in the offering.

The Offering is scheduled to close on or about June 20, 2024 (the “Closing Date”), and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “Exchange”).

A preliminary short form prospectus containing important information relating to the Offering has been filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces in Canada, other than the Province of Québec, and is still subject to completion or amendment. The preliminary short form prospectus is available via SEDAR+ at Alternatively, the Company, any Agent or any dealer participating in the Offering will arrange to send you the preliminary short form prospectus upon request from the Lead Agent at

This press 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 U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold to or for the account or benefit of persons in the “United States” or “U.S. persons” (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.


Sernova Corp. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that is developing therapeutic cell technologies for chronic diseases, including insulin-dependent diabetes, thyroid disease, and blood disorders that include hemophilia A. Sernova is currently focused on developing a ‘functional cure’ for insulin-dependent diabetes with its lead technology, 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 allowing long- term survival and function of therapeutic cells that release essential factors that are absent or deficient in the bodies of patients with certain chronic diseases. Sernova’s Cell Pouch System has demonstrated its potential to be a ‘functional cure’ for people with T1D in an ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical study at the University of Chicago.

Sernova partnered with Evotec to develop an implantable off-the-shelf iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cells) based islet 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’s development pipeline that uses its Cell Pouch System also includes: a cell therapy for hypothyroid disease resulting from thyroid gland removal and an ex vivo lentiviral Factor VIII gene therapy for hemophilia A.

For further information, please contact:

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