Sernova Announces Presentation at the American Diabetes Association 81st Scientific Sessions
LONDON, ONTARIO - TheNewswire - April 6, 2021 - Sernova Corp. (TSXV:SVA) (OTC:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a leading clinical-stage regenerative medicine therapeutics company, is pleased to announce that lead principal investigator Dr. Piotr Witkowski and the Clinical Trial Investigator Team for its US Phase I/II Type 1 Diabetes clinical trial will present data and observations from the ongoing study in a poster presentation at the upcoming American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 81st Scientific Sessions to be held June 25 - 29, 2021.
The abstract will also be published online at the journal Diabetes® website and the presentation will be available to conference attendees on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Dr. Witkowski, Director, Pancreatic and Islet Transplant Program at the University of Chicago, is also scheduled to deliver a lecture titled “Islet Transplantation – Benefits and Shortcomings”, as part of the Clinical and Regulatory Hurdles Facing Islet Transplantation session on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 8:00 am ET.
Note: all information contained in the submitted abstract should be considered preliminary and subject to change until the study data and observations are fully presented at the ADA 81st Scientific Sessions and is subject to embargo until June 25, 2021, at 11:30 am ET.
ABOUT SERNOVA’S CELL POUCH SYSTEM
The Cell Pouch, as part of the Cell Pouch System, is a novel, proprietary, scalable, implantable macro- encapsulation device solution designed for the long-term survival and function of therapeutic cells. The device upon implantation is designed to incorporate with tissue, forming highly vascularized tissue chambers for the transplantation and function of therapeutic cells, which then release proteins and hormones as required to treat disease. The Cell Pouch, along with therapeutic cells, has been shown to provide long-term safety and efficacy in small and large animal models of diabetes and has been proven to provide a biologically compatible environment for insulin-producing cells in humans.
ABOUT SERNOVA CORP.
Sernova Corp is developing regenerative medicine therapeutic technologies using a medical device and immune protected therapeutic cells ( i.e. human donor cells, corrected human cells and stem cell-derived cells) to improve the treatment and quality of life of people with chronic metabolic diseases such as insulin-dependent diabetes, blood disorders including hemophilia, and other diseases treated through replacement of proteins or hormones missing or in short supply within the body. For more information, please visit www.sernova.com.
ABOUT THE ADA’s SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS
The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 81st Scientific Sessions, the world’s largest scientific meeting focused on diabetes research, prevention, and care, will be held virtually June 25-29, 2021. Leading physicians, scientists, and health care professionals from around the world will unveil cutting-edge research, treatment recommendations and advances toward a cure for diabetes. Though the conference will be remote this year, attendees will receive exclusive access to nearly 2,000 original research presentations and take part in provocative and engaging exchanges with leading diabetes experts. Learn more and register at scientificsessions.diabetes.org and join the Scientific Sessions conversation on social media using #ADA2021.
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