NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex" or the "Company") (OTCQX:AVXL) today announced that Christopher U. Missling, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Louis XVI room, in New York, NY. Investors may view Dr. Missling's presentation via live webcast on the BIO website or access an archived version via Anavex.com.
Dr. Missling's presentation will include an overview of Anavex's advancing clinical development programs including the current Phase 2a adaptive trial evaluating ANAVEX 2-73 and ANAVEX PLUS in Alzheimer's patients. The Company began trial enrollment in January 2015 and has since reported dosing of the first patient. Topline data results are expected to be released in the third quarter of 2015.
The 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. It is the largest independent investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies.
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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