|Title:||New Exploratory Alzheimer's Drug ANAVEX 2-73: Assessment of Safety and|
|Cognitive Performance in a Phase 2a Study in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's|
|Date/Time:||Saturday, November 7, 2015|
|9:45 a.m. Central European Time (3:45 a.m. Eastern Time)|
|Location:||Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, Barcelona, Spain|
NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex" or the "Company") (OTCQX:AVXL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease, other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain, and various types of cancer, today announced the presentation of full PART A data and preliminary PART B data from the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial of ANAVEX 2-73 at the upcoming Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) conference in Barcelona, Spain from November 5-7, 2015. The late-breaking oral session will be presented by the trial's Principal Investigator, Stephen Macfarlane, FRANZCP, Director and Associate Professor, Aged Psychiatry at Caulfield Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Presentation Details
The multicenter Phase 2a clinical trial of ANAVEX 2-73 consists of two parts and a total of 32 mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's patients. PART A is a simple randomized, open-label, two-period, cross-over, adaptive trial lasting up to 36 days for each patient. PART B is an open-label extension for an additional 52 weeks. The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate the maximum tolerated dose of ANAVEX 2-73. Secondary trial objectives include exploratory cognitive efficacy using mini-mental state examination score (MMSE), dose response, bioavailability, Cogstate and electroencephalographic (EEG) activity, including event-related potentials (EEG/ERP), as well as the relationship of ANAVEX 2-73 as an add-on therapy to donepezil (Aricept®).