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Vancouver, Canada — Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (“Anavex”) announced on July 9 that new data on ANAVEX 2-73, the company’s lead compound for Alzheimer’s disease currently in human clinical trials, will be presented in a poster session at the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The ANAVEX 2-73 poster will be presented by Tangui Maurice, PhD, CNRS Research Director, Team II Endogenous Neuroprotection in Neurodegenerative Diseases INSERM, University of Montpellier. The presentation will be held on Monday, July 16 from 1 PM- 3:30 PM. The title of the presentation will be: “Neuroprotective efficacy of ANAVEX 2-73, a novel tetrahydrofuran derivative targeting the sigma-1 chaperone protein, in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Analyses of administration schedules and combination studies with donepezil and memantine.”
AAIC 2012 takes place Saturday, July 14 to Thursday, July 19, 2012 in Vancouver. It is the world’s premiere forum for reporting and discussion of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The conference website boasts that AAIC 2012 will “join the world’s leading dementia scientists to share the latest thoughts and theories in the field – and spark new ideas along the way.” Additional information about the conference is available at http://www.alz.org/aaic/.
About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.
Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (www.anavex.com) is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel drug candidates. Anavex utilizes its proprietary SIGMACEPTOR Platform to develop drug candidates targeting specific clinical indications. 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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