Anavex First-in-Human Dosing Commenced in ANAVEX 2-73 Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease

Hoboken, NJ — April 20, 2011 — Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (“Anavex”) (OTCBB: AVXL) today announced that the first healthy human volunteers have been initially dosed in its Phase I clinical trial to evaluate ANAVEX 2-73, the company’s lead compound for Alzheimer’s disease. “We are pleased that the first volunteers have been dosed with the…