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Anavex reports animal study results as lead Alzheimer's compound approaches phase 1 clinical trials
Date:5/4/2010

nts if development proves successful," said Dr. Durrant. "Currently available therapies primarily treat the symptoms, as opposed to modifying the disease, and can fade in terms of effectiveness over time. Several experimental therapies being developed will have to be administered as injections or intravenous infusions. ANAVEX 2-73, and the follow-on compounds the company has in its pipeline, may prove to be novel disease-modifying agents that could impact the natural history of Alzheimer's disease, and which may be administered orally."

About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (www.anavex.com) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of novel drug candidates for the treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, epilepsy, depression and pain, as well as cancer. The company's proprietary SIGMACEPTOR(TM) Discovery Platform involves the rational design of drug compounds that fulfill specific criteria to target specific receptors involved in the modulation of multiple cellular biochemical signaling pathways.

ANAVEX's SIGMACEPTOR(TM)-N program involves the development of novel and original drug candidates that target neurological and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, depression, pain). The company's lead drug candidates exhibit high, non-exclusive affinity for sigma receptors, which have been extensively documented as potentially valuable drug targets and have demonstrated evidence for anti-amnesic and neuroprotective properties. The company is developing non-amyloid focused approaches to disease modification in Alzheimer's disease. ANAVEX 2-73 and the company's severa
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