NEW YORK, March 29, 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, announced today data presentations related to Anavex’s Alzheimer’s disease pipeline as well as Christopher U. Missling, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, participating on a panel at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. The conference takes place from March 29 to April 2, 2017, in Vienna, Austria.
Panel Title: AD/PD™ 2017 FORUM ON TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN DRUG DISCOVERY FOR AD: A PLETHORA OF TARGETS: WHICH IS THE BEST, IS THERE “A BEST ONE”?
Date/Time: Thursday, March 30; 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. CET
Location: HALL A
Oral Presentation Title: TARGETING M1 MUSCARINIC AND SIGMA-1 RECEPTORS IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: REVERSAL OF PATHOLOGICAL HALLMARKS AND ASSOCIATED COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN MCGILL-R-THY1-APP RATS (Data related to ANAVEX 3-71)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 30; 7.00 p.m. – 7.15 p.m. CET
Location: HALL A
Poster Presentation Title: THE DUAL REGULATION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS BY SIGMA1 RECEPTORS IN PHYSIOLOGICAL OR PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS (Data related to ANAVEX 2-73, ANAVEX 3-71, ANAVEX 1-41)
Date/Time: Saturday, April 1; 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. CET
Location: Poster Number 007
Data will be available on the Anavex website www.anavex.com concurrently with the respective sessions.
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. You can also connect with the company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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