Anavex Life Sciences to Announce Fiscal First Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provide an Update on Clinical Programs and Corporate Highlights on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Conference Call and Webcast to be Held Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:30pm Eastern Time

NEW YORK, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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, today announced that it will issue financial results for the First Quarter ended December 31, 2017 and provide an update on its Clinical Programs and corporate highlights on Wednesday February 7, 2018.

Management will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:30pm Eastern Time to review financial results and provide an update on its Clinical Programs. Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question and answer session.

Conference Call / Webcast Information

The conference call will be available through a live webcast at http://wsw.com/webcast/cc/avxl4. To listen to the live call by phone, interested parties within the U.S. should dial, toll-free, 1 (866) 939-3921 and international callers should dial 1 (678) 302-3550. Please use confirmation number 46430090, followed by the pound sign (#).

A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through March 7, 2018 at www.anavex.com.

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 completed a successful 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. 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. 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. The grant fully funds 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including the risks set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and Anavex Life Sciences Corp. undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

For Further Information:

Anavex Life Sciences Corp.
Research & Business Development
Toll-free: 1-844-689-3939
Email: info@anavex.com

Investors & Media:
Clayton Robertson
The Trout Group
Tel: (646) 378-2900
Email: crobertson@troutgroup.com

Source:Anavex Life Sciences Corp.