U.S. FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to ANAVEX 3-71 for the Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia

NEW YORK, NY – April 8, 2016 – Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (“Anavex” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AVXL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain and various types of cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…