Axsome Therapeutics Announces AXS-07 Phase 3 Migraine Trial Results Selected by the American Academy of Neurology Science Committee as Featured Presentation

Data from MOMENTUM Phase 3 trial to be presented at the 2020 AAN Science Highlights Platform

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that Phase 3 data for AXS-07 in the acute treatment of migraine has been selected as a featured presentation at the 2020 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Science Highlights platform, to be held virtually September 23, 2020 at 12:15 PM Central Time. AXS-07 (MoSEIC™ meloxicam/rizatriptan) is Axsome’s novel, oral, multi-mechanistic investigational medicine for the acute treatment of migraine. The presentation will highlight new insights from the Phase 3 MOMENTUM trial of AXS-07, and will be followed with live Q&A.

The AAN Science Committee reviewed over 150 late-breaking, or Emerging Science, abstracts and selected 12 to be featured presentations on the new 2020 AAN Science Highlights platform. The results of the Phase 3 MOMENTUM trial were one of the 12 selected abstracts. According to the AAN, the selected abstracts contain timely, significant, and innovative content.

Details of the presentation are as follows:

Title: Efficacy and Safety of AXS-07 for the Acute Treatment of Migraine: Results from the MOMENTUM (Maximizing Outcomes in Treating Acute Migraine) Phase 3 Randomized, Double-blind, Active- and Placebo-controlled Study
Session: Emerging Science: Alzheimer's, Migraine, ALS and CIDP
Date: Wednesday September 23, 2020
Time: 12:15 – 12:30 PM Central Time
Location: The 2020 AAN Science Highlights virtual platform will be available to everyone. Attendees will be asked to register to access the session at: A recording of the webinar will be available on the AAN Science Highlights platform following the session.

A copy of the presentation will be available shortly after the meeting on Axsome’s website at

About AXS-07

AXS-07 is a novel, oral, multi-mechanistic, investigational medicine under development for the acute treatment of migraine. AXS-07 consists of MoSEIC™ meloxicam and rizatriptan. Meloxicam is a new molecular entity for migraine enabled by Axsome’s MoSEIC (Molecular Solubility Enhanced Inclusion Complex) technology, which results in rapid absorption of meloxicam while maintaining a long plasma half-life. Meloxicam is a COX-2 preferential non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and rizatriptan is a 5-HT1B/1D agonist. AXS-07 is designed to provide rapid, enhanced and consistent relief of migraine, with reduced symptom recurrence. AXS-07 is not approved by the FDA.

About Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders for which there are limited treatment options. For the many people facing unsatisfactory treatments for CNS disorders, Axsome accelerates the invention and adoption of life-changing medicines. Axsome’s core CNS product candidate portfolio includes five clinical-stage candidates, AXS-05, AXS-07, AXS-09, AXS-12, and AXS-14. AXS-05 is being developed for major depressive disorder (MDD), treatment resistant depression (TRD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) agitation, and as a treatment for smoking cessation. AXS-07 is being developed for the acute treatment of migraine. AXS-12 is being developed for the treatment of narcolepsy. AXS-14 is being developed for fibromyalgia. AXS-05, AXS-07, AXS-09, AXS-12, and AXS-14 are investigational drug products not approved by the FDA. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at The Company may occasionally disseminate material, nonpublic information on the company website.

Forward Looking Statements

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Axsome Contact:
Mark Jacobson
Chief Operating Officer
Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.
22 Cortlandt Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: 212-332-3243