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Actilyse (alteplase) Recommended by National Institute for Health,and Clinical Excellence for Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke

thrombolytic therapy with Actilyse® within a time-window of 3 to 4.5 hours after ischaemic stroke onset improves outcome compared to a placebo-treated control group.3 The study started in July 2003 and recruitment is ongoing. It is planned to include 800 patients into this trial in 15 European countries.

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The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 137 affiliates in 47 countries and 38,400 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

In 2006, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of 10.6 billion euro while spending one fifth of net sales in its largest business segment Prescription Medicines on research and development.

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Related links:
SITS International (Safe Implementation of Thrombolysis in Stroke)

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Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
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55216 Ingelheim am Rhein
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References:
1 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Final appraisal determination: alteplase for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke. http://guidance.nice.org.uk/page.aspx?o=427553
2 Wahlgren N, Ahmed N, Davalos A, et al. Thrombolysis with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke in the
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