Dr. Jean Jacques Bourguignon Joins Anavex Life Sciences Corp. Scientific Team

Geneva, Switzerland — April 16, 2007 — Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (the “Company”) (OTCBB: AVXL) a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Jean Jacques Bourguignon, Ph.D., has joined the company’s scientific team and has been appointed a member of the Scientific Committee. Dr. Bourguignon brings 30 years of solid experience in the field of medicinal chemistry…