Anavex Screening Healthy Volunteers for Phase I, First-in-Human Clinical Study in Alzheimer’s disease

Hoboken, NJ — March 31, 2011 — Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (“Anavex”) (OTCBB: AVXL) today announced screening of the first healthy volunteers for the Phase I clinical study of ANAVEX 2-73, its lead compound for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  ANAVEX 2-73 is the first of a new class of wholly-owned, oral, disease-modifying compounds, which…