Alvotech's biosimilar candidate AVT04 shows therapeutic equivalence to J&J's Stelara

May 24, 2022 9:36 AM ETTEVA, JNJBy: Anuron Mitra, SA News Editor1 Comment

Biomedicine capsules in the transparent glass bottle

unoL/iStock via Getty Images

  • Alvotech Holdings on Tuesday said a confirmatory clinical trial showed therapeutic equivalence between Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Stelara and Alvotech's biosimilar candidate AVT04.
  • The trial was designed to show equivalent efficacy and to compare safety and immunogenicity between AVT04 and Stelara in patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis.
  • The study met its main goal of showing therapeutic equivalence between AVT04 and Stelara. In addition, no clinically meaningful differences in safety were observed through week 28.
  • A Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) affiliate is Alvotech's exclusive strategic partner for the commercialization of AVT04 in the U.S.
  • Reykjavik, Iceland-based Alvotech has a portfolio of eight products and product candidates, including AVT02, which is a biosimilar to AbbVie's (ABBV) blockbuster arthritis drug Humira and is approved by the European Union, the UK and Canada.

Recommended For You

Comments (1)

To ensure this doesn’t happen in the future, please enable Javascript and cookies in your browser.
Is this happening to you frequently? Please report it on our feedback forum.
If you have an ad-blocker enabled you may be blocked from proceeding. Please disable your ad-blocker and refresh.