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  • noun a thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction

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Examples

  • Genentech Inc. won approval for TPA in 1996 under the U.S. brand name Activase, but despite high hopes -- and portrayals as a miracle on the television drama "ER" -- fewer than 5% of stroke patients currently receive it.

    Clot-Busting Drug Should Be Used

  • Tarceva, or on Activase, which is used to dissolve blood clots in

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  • Tarceva, or on Activase, which is used to dissolve blood clots in

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  • Tarceva, or on Activase, which is used to dissolve blood clots in

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  • Alteplase is marketed under the brand name Activase® in the U.S.A. by Genentech, Inc. and in Canada by Roche Canada, where it has been used extensively for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke since 1996 and 1999, respectively.

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  • Genentech's sales of Activase and related clot-busters were about $268 million in the U.S. last year.

    Clot-Busting Drug Should Be Used

  • Genentech The stroke drug Activase should be used in more patients, a study found.

    Clot-Busting Drug Should Be Used

  • Vulnerable biopharmaceuticals include Amgen's Epogen, which treats anemia in patients with chronic renal failure, and Genetech's Activase, for heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolisms.

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  • The company's wide range of products also includes Activase and TNKase for cardiovascular treatments.

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  • It followed 3,339 patients who had been treated for heart attacks with tissue plasminogen activator (Activase), a drug made by Genentech Inc.

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