Anavex Life Sciences to Present at 14th Annual BIO Asia International Conference

NEW YORK – March 13, 2017 – Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (“Anavex” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AVXL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain and various types of cancer, today announced that Christopher U. Missling, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate overview and participate on a panel at the BIO Asia International Conference. The conference is being held March 14-15, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan.

The panel, titled “Fighting Neurodegeneration: New Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Beyond”, will take place on Tuesday, March 14, from 2 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Japan Standard Time and will feature an exploration of innovative therapeutic approaches to treating Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Following the panel, Dr. Missling will make a corporate presentation beginning at 3:45 p.m. Japan Standard Time.

About BIO Asia International Conference 

The BIO Asia International Conference brings together the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to explore licensing and research collaborations in the current Asia-Pacific business and policy environments. Attendees gain insights into the changes, challenges and opportunities that key opinion and policy leaders foresee for the Japanese biotech market.

BIO brings more than ten years of experience and expertise in biotech and pharmaceutical partnering to the Asia-Pacific region, after successfully establishing the largest partnering-focused events in the U.S. and Europe.

 About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: AVXL) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain and various types of cancer. Anavex’s lead drug candidate, ANAVEX 2-73, recently successfully completed a Phase 2a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease. ANAVEX 2-73 is an orally available drug candidate that restores cellular homeostasis by targeting sigma-1 and muscarinic receptors and successfully completed Phase 1. Preclinical studies demonstrated its potential to halt and/or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease. It has also exhibited anticonvulsant, anti-amnesic, neuroprotective and anti-depressant properties in animal models, indicating its potential to treat additional CNS disorders, including epilepsy and others. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Anavex a research grant to develop ANAVEX 2-73 for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease to fully fund a preclinical study, which could justify moving ANAVEX 2-73 into a Parkinson’s disease clinical trial. ANAVEX 3-71, also targeting sigma-1 and M1 muscarinic receptors, is a promising preclinical drug candidate demonstrating disease modifications against the major Alzheimer’s hallmarks in transgenic (3xTg-AD) mice, including cognitive deficits, amyloid and tau pathologies, and also with beneficial effects on neuroinflammation and mitochondrial dysfunctions. Further information is available at www.anavex.com and connect with the company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

 Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including the risks set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and Anavex Life Sciences Corp. undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

For Further Information:

Anavex Life Sciences Corp.
Research & Business Development
Toll-free: 1-844-689-3939
Email:  info@anavex.com

Investors:

Matthew Haines
River East Investor Relations, LLC
917-733-9297
mhaines@rivereastir.com

Media:

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Dobson Media Group
203-258-0159
dennisdobsonjr@dobsonmediagroup.com

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