Alvotech Announces Positive Top-Line Results from a Pharmacokinetic Study for AVT03, a Proposed Biosimilar for Prolia® and Xgeva®

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  •  The study, which assessed the pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of AVT03 compared to Prolia® in healthy adult subjects, met its primary endpoints
  • Prolia® and Xgeva® (denosumab) are indicated for the treatment of bone disease

Alvotech (NASDAQ: ALVO), a global biotech company specializing in the development and manufacture of biosimilar medicines for patients worldwide, announced today positive top-line results from a pharmacokinetic (PK) study for AVT03, a biosimilar candidate to Prolia® and Xgeva®, which both contain denosumab.

The PK study (AVT03-GL-P01), which assessed the pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of AVT03 compared to Prolia® in healthy adult subjects, met its primary endpoints. A confirmatory efficacy study for AVT03 in patients is currently underway, as well as a PK study comparing AVT03 to Xgeva® in healthy adult subjects.

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“We are very pleased with the progress in our AVT03 program. This milestone, and recent positive top-line results from other clinical studies clearly demonstrate our capabilities and the excellence of Alvotech’s biosimilars development platform,” said Joseph McClellan, Chief Scientific Officer.

Prolia (denosumab) is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and for bone loss in adult men and women at increased risk of fracture.  Xgeva, which is also denosumab but in a different presentation, is indicated for prevention of skeletal-related events such as pathological fractures in adults with advanced malignancies involving bone. It is also indicated for the treatment of giant cell tumor in bone.  In the last twelve months before September 30, 2023, reported combined net revenues worldwide from sales of Prolia and Xgeva were over US$6 billion, based on the manufacturer’s reported quarterly sales.

About AVT03 (denosumab)
AVT03 is a human monoclonal antibody and a biosimilar candidate to Prolia® and Xgeva® (denosumab). Denosumab targets and binds with high affinity and specificity to the RANK ligand membrane protein, preventing the RANK ligand/RANK interaction from occurring, resulting in reduced osteoclast numbers and function, thereby decreasing bone resorption and cancer-induced bone destruction [1]. AVT03 is an investigational product and has not received regulatory approval in any country. Biosimiliarity has not been established by regulatory authorities and is not claimed.

[1] https://www.pi.amgen.com/-/media/Project/Amgen/Repository/pi-amgen-com/Prolia/prolia_pi.pdf

Use of trademarks
Prolia and Xgeva are registered trademarks of Amgen Inc.

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Alvotech is a biotech company, founded by Robert Wessman, focused solely on the development and manufacture of biosimilar medicines for patients worldwide. Alvotech seeks to be a global leader in the biosimilar space by delivering high quality, cost-effective products, and services, enabled by a fully integrated approach and broad in-house capabilities. Alvotech’s current pipeline includes eight disclosed biosimilar candidates aimed at treating autoimmune disorders, eye disorders, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and cancer. Alvotech has formed a network of strategic commercial partnerships to provide global reach and leverage local expertise in markets that include the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and other Asian countries and large parts of South America, Africa and the Middle East. Alvotech’s commercial partners include Teva Pharmaceuticals, a US affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (US), STADA Arzneimittel AG (EU), Fuji Pharma Co., Ltd (Japan), Advanz Pharma (EEA, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), Cipla/Cipla Gulf/Cipla Med Pro (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa/Africa), JAMP Pharma Corporation (Canada), Yangtze River Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. (China), DKSH (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan), YAS Holding LLC (Middle East and North Africa), Abdi Ibrahim (Turkey), Kamada Ltd. (Israel), Mega Labs, Stein, Libbs, Tuteur and Saval (Latin America) and Lotus Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and South Korea). Each commercial partnership covers a unique set of product(s) and territories. Except as specifically set forth therein, Alvotech disclaims responsibility for the content of periodic filings, disclosures and other reports made available by its partners. For more information, please visit www.alvotech.com. None of the information on the Alvotech website shall be deemed part of this press release.

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