Merck Provides Update on Investigational 9-valent HPV Vaccine V503 to U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices


October 24, 2013 9:27 am ET

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada,
today provided an overview of the clinical trial program for V503, the
company’s investigational 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine,
to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in the United
States. Merck said that the pivotal efficacy trial is complete, the
primary endpoints have been met and the company expects to submit a
Biologics License Application for V503 to the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in 2013.

The study evaluated the efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of V503 in
females 16-26 years of age. Merck plans to present results from this
study, as well as other results from the Phase III clinical program for
V503, at the EUROGIN (EUropean Research Organisation on Genital
Infection and Neoplasia) congress in November.

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