Endra's Nexus 128, the only commercially available fully 3-D photoacoustic CT scanner, was highlighted in several presentations at the 2012 World Molecular Imaging Congress in Dublin, Ireland, September 5 - 8, 2012. Anca Dragulescu-Andrasi et al. presented work detailing the development of activatable photoacoustic probes using the Nexus 128 in the laboratory of Dr. Sam Gambhir at Stanford University.

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(A) Chemical structure of the photoacoustic furin probe (B) Mechanism of probe oligomerization upon furin enzyme cleavage