TNKase (T-N-Kase, tenecteplase), a new thrombolytic for treating heart attacks

Genentech is now introducing TNKase (T-N-Kase, tenecteplase), a new thrombolytic for treating heart attacks.

TNKase is a modified version of Activase (alteplase, tPA). It's made by substituting 3 amino acids of the tPA enzyme.

TNKase and Activase have comparable efficacy for restoring blood flow and improving survival after a heart attack.

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