Anavex: Phase 2a clinical trial of ANAVEX 2-73 completedSeptember 28, 2015
Anavex Life Sciences Corp, 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, has announced that patient enrollment for the Phase 2a clinical trial of ANAVEX 2-73 has been completed ahead of schedule.
Anavex says that with the Phase 2a trial now fully enrolled, Anavex expects to release topline data for PART A before the end of the year.
“There has been significant interest in our Phase 2a Alzheimer’s trial and full enrollment is an important step forward. We are delighted to be ahead of schedule and thank the patients and their families for their participation,” said Christopher U. Missling, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anavex. “We look forward to the full Anavex 2-73 Phase 2a trial results and our team is excited to continue moving this clinical program forward.”
Anavex 2-73 is the investigational drug in the Phase 2a trial and is the Company’s lead investigational oral treatment for Alzheimer’s. It targets sigma-1 and muscarinic receptors, which is believed through upstream action to reduce protein misfolding, beta amyloid, tau and inflammation.