Anavex Life Sciences’ CEO Joins BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2017 Panel “Designing Clinical Trials in 21st Century Cures Paradigm”

NEW YORK – February 9, 2017 – 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 Christopher U. Missling, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer will participate on a panel at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2017.

The panel is titled “Designing Clinical Trials in a 21st Century Cures Paradigm” and is being presented in the therapeutic session track on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. Eastern Time.

The passage by Congress of the 21st Century Cures Act in late 2016 has opened up new opportunities and expectations for the design of clinical trials that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider for regulatory review. Real world evidence and the stronger inclusion of patient perspectives on endpoints are two examples of the shifts that will impact therapy development.

The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is taking place February 13-14, 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY.

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 successfully 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 and successfully completed Phase 1. 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 and others. 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 to fully fund 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 and connect with the company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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For Further Information:

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

Investors:
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River East Investor Relations, LLC
917-733-9297
mhaines@rivereastir.com

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