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Vistagen to Present at the 2024 Anxiety and Depression Association (ADAA) Conference

Vistagen (Nasdaq: VTGN), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering neuroscience to deliver groundbreaking therapies for individuals affected by psychiatric and neurological disorders, today announced that it will present posters detailing clinical trial data for fasedienol, an investigational pherine candidate in Phase 3 development for the acute treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD), and PH80, a Phase 2 investigational pherine candidate for treatment of women’s health disorders, at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference in Boston, Massachusetts from April 11 to 14, 2024.

Poster Presentation

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time

Title: Top-Line Results from Phase 3 PALISADE-2 Trial of Fasedienol (PH94B) Nasal Spray in Acute Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

Authors: Michael R. Liebowitz, MD; Ester Salmán, MPH; Rita Hanover, PhD; Brittany Reed, PA; Ross A. Baker, PhD; and Louis Monti, MD, PhD

Poster Number: S256

Poster Presentation

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time

Title: PH80 Nasal Spray for Acute Management of the Symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Results from a Phase 2a Study

Authors: Louis Monti, MD, PhD; Ross A. Baker, PhD; Ester Salmán, MPH; and Rita Hanover, PhD

Poster Number: S125

The posters will be available on the Publications page of Vistagen’s website on Monday, April 15, 2024.

ADAA 2024 Partner Recognition Award

In addition to presenting fasedienol and PH80 clinical data, Vistagen will receive the ADAA 2024 Partner Recognition Award, recognizing Vistagen as a partner organization that has consistently contributed to the success of ADAA’s annual conference and supported ADAA’s public and professional mission. Vistagen and ADAA are committed to redefining the future of mental health care and bringing hope to millions of individuals affected by debilitating mental health disorders.

About Fasedienol Nasal Spray

Vistagen’s fasedienol (PH94B) is a first-in-class, rapid-onset investigational pherine nasal spray with a novel proposed mechanism of action (MOA) that is differentiated from all currently approved anxiety medications, including the SSRIs and SNRI currently approved for the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD), as well as benzodiazepines prescribed off-label. Fasedienol’s proposed MOA regulates the olfactory-amygdala neural circuits of fear and anxiety and attenuates the tone of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system, without systemic distribution, potentiation of GABA-A receptors, or direct activity on neurons in the brain. Vistagen’s registration-directed PALISADE Phase 3 program for fasedienol is focused on the acute treatment of SAD.

The U.S. FDA has granted Fast Track designation for the investigation of fasedienol for the acute treatment of SAD.

About PH80 Nasal Spray

PH80 is an investigational neuroactive pherine nasal spray. Designed for intranasal administration in low microgram doses, the proposed novel mechanism of action (MOA) of PH80 is fundamentally differentiated from all currently approved treatment options in women’s healthcare. The proposed MOA does not require systemic absorption or direct activity on neurons in the brain. Vistagen is developing PH80 as a potential new treatment for the management of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes) due to menopause, with potential for development for PMDD, migraine, dysmenorrhea, and other disorders.

About Vistagen

Vistagen (Nasdaq: VTGN) is a biopharmaceutical company pioneering neuroscience to deliver groundbreaking therapies for individuals affected by psychiatric and neurological disorders. Five of Vistagen’s clinical-stage neuroscience pipeline candidates belong to a new class of drugs known as pherines, which are investigational neuroactive nasal sprays with innovative proposed mechanisms of action that activate chemosensory neurons in the nasal passages to impact fundamental neural circuitry in the brain without the need for systemic absorption or binding to receptors in the brain. Vistagen’s sixth investigational candidate is an oral prodrug with potential to modulate NMDA receptor activity. At Vistagen, we are passionate about delivering differentiated treatments that set new standards of care for people living with anxiety, depression, and other neurological disorders. Connect at

Forward-looking Statements

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