Desmoteplase in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.


Desmoteplase, developed by Paion, Forest and Lundbeck, is a novel plasminogen activator that selectively activates fibrin-bound plasminogen and is currently being investigated for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke within the time window of 3-9 h after symptom onset. Desmoteplase is believed to offer pharmacologic advantages over currently approved… (More)


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