Calliditas partner STADA receives positive CHMP opinion recommending full approval for Kinpeygo® for the treatment of IgA nephropathy

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STOCKHOLM, May 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Calliditas Therapeutics AB (Nasdaq: CALT) (Nasdaq Stockholm: CALTX) ("Calliditas"), today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of full marketing authorisation for Kinpeygo for the treatment of adults with primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN).

Kinpeygo, which was granted conditional marketing authorisation in EU on 15 July 2022, was the first ever approved treatment for IgAN in the EU and UK. The full approval results in a significantly broader label for patients with primary IgAN, moving from a urine protein excretion (UPCR) limitation of > 1.5g/g to encompassing the entire study population, defined as UPCR of ≥ 0.8g/g, or proteinuria of ≥1.0 g/g over 24 hours. Kinpeygo is marketed in in the EU and UK exclusively by Calliditas' commercial partner, STADA Arzneimittel AG.

"This is an important day for patients suffering from IgAN in Europe as Kinpeygo represents the first ever fully approved medication for this rare kidney disease.  The long-term confirmatory trial met its eGFR endpoint with high statistical significance and we are delighted that EMA now has issued a positive opinion," said Renee Aguiar-Lucander, CEO.

The CHMP's positive opinion will now be forwarded to the European Commission (EC), which has the authority to grant this full marketing authorisation for Kinpeygo in the European Union (EU) member states, and which will be adopted by Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. A final decision by the EC on granting a marketing authorisation is anticipated in August 2024.

For further information, please contact:

Åsa Hillsten, Head of IR & Sustainability, Calliditas

Tel.: +46 76 403 35 43, Email:

The information in the report is information that Calliditas is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was sent for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on May 30, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. CET.

About Calliditas

Calliditas Therapeutics is a biopharma company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, focused on identifying, developing, and commercializing novel treatments in orphan indications with significant unmet medical needs. Calliditas' common shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (ticker: CALTX) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (ticker: CALT). Visit for further information.

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