* FDA seeks clinical, other data on meningitis vaccine
* Company says expects to provide full response in 2009
ZURICH, July 1 Swiss pharmaceuticals company
Novartis NOVN.VXsaid the U.S Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has asked for more information on procedures relating to
its Menveo meningitis vaccine.
The U.S regulator requested additional information on the
clinical and the Chemistry Manufacturing and Control sections of
the licence application for the vaccine, part of the regulatory
procedure, the group said on Wednesday.
No new clinical trials are required for the vaccine, which
is still under development, and Novartis expects to be able to
respond to all questions fully in 2009, the Swiss group said.
(Reporting by Martin de Sa'Pinto; editing by John