Sernova Announces Upcoming Podium Presentation of iPSC and Cell Pouch™ Combination Treatment for Type One Diabetes at the 4th IPITA / HSCI / JDRF Summit
Issuer: Sernova Corp. / Key word(s): Study results/Conference
LONDON, Ontario – March 14, 2023 – Sernova Corp. (TSX:SVA) (OTCQB:SEOVF) (FSE/XETRA:PSH), a clinical-stage company and leader in cell therapeutics, announced today that an abstract has been selected for an oral presentation at the 4th International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) / Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) / Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Summit, to be held from April 24-25, 2023 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The presentation will be given by Matthias Austen, PhD, SVP Cell Therapy at Evotec SE (FSE:EVT; NASDAQ:EVO).
Abstract Title: Manufacturing of optimized human islet-like clusters (ILCs) from iPSCs and functional testing of an ILC + Cell PouchTM combination in vivo
Authors: Audrey Holtzinger, Simone Strauch, Thomas Reinbothe, Claudia Wrzos, Andreas Scheel, Cord Dohrmann, Arash Memarnejadian, Pardis Pakshir, Philip M. Toleikis, Matthias Austen
Date / Time: Monday, April 24, 2023 from 2:45pm-4:25pm ET
Evotec has developed a scalable and comprehensive process for GMP manufacturing of ILCs from a human GMP-grade induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line for cell therapy treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes. In 2022, Evotec entered into a collaboration with Sernova Corp., which has developed the proprietary Cell Pouch System™. Following implantation, the Cell Pouch develops a vascularized environment to support engraftment and long-term function of therapeutic cells.
Sernova will disclose additional information about the presentation at the time of the conference.
ABOUT SERNOVA CORP. AND THE CELL POUCH SYSTEM PLATFORM FOR CELL THERAPY
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 asset, the Cell Pouch System, a novel implantable and scalable medical device with immune protected therapeutic cells.
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