VANCOUVER, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex")
(OTCBB: AVXL) announces that new data on ANAVEX 2-73 will be presented
in a poster session at Neuroscience 2012 in New Orleans. ANAVEX 2-73
is the company's lead compound for Alzheimer's disease currently in
human clinical trials. Presentation details are as follows:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Mitochondrial protection is induced by the novel tetrahydrofuran
derivative ANAVEX2-73 after ICV injection of oligomeric Aß25-35 peptide
in mice, a nontransgenic Alzheimer's disease model
The abstract for this poster must remain confidential and cannot be
disclosed until the formal presentation has been made. Pursuant to
Society for Neuroscience policy, the poster and associated data may be
published following its presentation at Neuroscience 2012. Anavex will
publish the poster on its web site (anavex.com).
Any parties interested in meeting with the Anavex team at Neuroscience
2012 may contact the company's communications team at +1 (416) 489-0092
Neuroscience 2012 takes place Saturday, October 13 to Wednesday, October
17, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. It
is the premier venue for neuroscientists from around the world to debut
cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system. Additional
information is available at http://www.sfn.org/am2012/home.aspx.
About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.
Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (www.anavex.com) is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel drug
candidates. Lead compound ANAVEX 2-73, developed to treat Alzheimer's
through disease modification, is in human clinical trials. A Phase 1
single ascending dose study of ANAVEX 2-73 was successfully completed
in Germany in 2011. Studies indicate that ANAVEX 2-73 demonstrates
anti-amnesic and neuroprotective properties, and that it is well
tolerated in doses up to 55mg. The company is preparing to embark on a
multiple ascending dose clinical trial of ANAVEX 2-73 in 2012. Anavex
is a publicly traded corporation quoted as AVXL.
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