Anavex Announces Panel Discussion and Presentation at OneMedForum Conference
NEW YORK – January 8, 2015
Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (“Anavex” or the “Company”) (OTCQX: AVXL), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company currently in a Phase 2a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease, today announced that Christopher U. Missling, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Neurology and Brain Health” and will present at the 8th Annual OneMedForum conference in San Francisco. OneMedForum is recognized as a leading annual event showcasing promising, innovative growth companies in healthcare and life sciences.
Dr. Missling will join other industry leaders to provide an overview of the major areas of expansion in neurology. Among other innovations, the panelists will discuss new ways to diagnose and potentially treat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s:
WHAT: Panel Neurology and Brain Health
WHEN: January 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. PST
WHERE: Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
As the Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating ANAVEX 2-73 and ANAVEX PLUS in Alzheimer’s patients advances, Dr. Missling will also provide an overview of the Company and its progress:
WHAT: Anavex Corporate Presentation at OneMedForum
WHEN: January 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST
WHERE: Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available under the conference website at www.onemedmarket.com. A replay of the presentation will be available for 30 days following the event.
ANAVEX 2-73 is an orally available small molecule being investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to preclinical data indicating that ANAVEX 2-73 has the potential to prevent, halt and/or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease, there was a highly encouraging synergistic effect observed between ANAVEX 2-73 and donepezil (Aricept®). The combined therapeutic, called ANAVEX PLUS, produced up to 80% greater reversal of memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease models versus when the drugs were used individually.
About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.
Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (OTCQX: AVXL) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel drug candidates to treat Alzheimer’s disease, other Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases, and various types of cancer. Anavex’s lead drug candidates, ANAVEX 2-73 and ANAVEX PLUS, the combination of ANAVEX 2-73 and donepezil (Aricept®), are currently in a Phase 2a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease. ANAVEX 2-73 is an orally available drug candidate that targets sigma-1 and muscarinic receptors and successfully completed Phase 1 with a clean data profile. Preclinical studies demonstrated its potential to halt and/or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug combination ANAVEX PLUS produced up to 80% greater reversal of memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease models versus when the drugs were used individually. Further information is available at www.anavex.com.
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