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Positive CHMP Opinion for Alvotech and Stada’s Stelara® (Ustekinumab) Biosimilar

Nov 10, 2023

Alvotech and its EU partner Stada announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion for ustekinumab Uzpruvo (AVT04), biosimilar to Janssen’s Stelara®.  This is the first positive CHMP opinion for a Stelara® biosimilar.

The Alvotech and Stada MAA was accepted by the EMA in February 2023.

Under their 2019 strategic partnership for seven biosimilars, Alvotech is primarily responsible for developing and manufacturing AVT04, and Stada holds commercial rights within Europe.  In May 2023 Alvotech announced that it had terminated the Stada agreement with respect to three biosimilars (excluding ustekinumab), and entered into an agreement with Advanz for Europe for five biosimilars month.