Alvotech strongly disputes AbbVie’s allegations of wrongdoing relating to AVT02, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to HUMIRA (adalimumab). Alvotech will vigorously defend against these allegations.
Notably, AbbVie waited over three years from the purported date of the alleged wrongdoing to file its case, doing so after the ex-AbbVie employee had already left Alvotech and without naming the ex-AbbVie employee as a defendant.
This lack of urgency causes Alvotech to question the motivation behind the case. Indeed, Alvotech believes that the case may be part of a larger AbbVie strategy to delay an emerging competitor from providing patients with a lower-cost alternative to AbbVie’s HUMIRA high-concentration product.
Alvotech will continue its efforts to increase accessibility to high quality and affordable medicines.