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Alvotech receives FDA CRL for its second BLA for AVT02 (biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira® (adalimumab)

Jun 28, 2023

Alvotech provided an update about its high concentration adalimumab (AVT02) application in the US.  Alvotech has announced that the FDA issued a complete response letter (CRL) for its second BLA for AVT02 (high-concentration adalimumab, biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira®, with interchangeability designation).   The CRL highlighted certain deficiencies found during the FDA’s reinspection of Alvotech’s facility in Reykjavik, Iceland must be resolved before the AVT02 application can be approved. Alvotech will now submit a new BLA for AVT02, with data supporting its interchangeability designation. Alvotech is exploring options to raise additional capital “due to the expected delay in the potential approval of AVT02 in the US”.

On 13 April 2023, Alvotech announced that had received and responded to the first CRL from the FDA regarding AVT02.   From 1 July 2023, Alvotech is licensed to supply AVT02 in the US from 01 July 2023 in accordance with its licence agreement with AbbVie.