Oxitec is a pioneer in controlling insects that spread disease and damage crops. Through world class science we have developed an innovative new solution to controlling harmful insects pests.
Spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, it infects between 50 and 100 million people annually and reported cases have increased 30-fold in the last 50 years.
Oxitec is pioneering a new and better approach to tackling this painful and dangerous disease.
Billions of dollars are spent on chemical insecticides each year, but insect pests are still a major problem. Oxitec has pioneered a new approach that allows us to tackle insect pests in a way that is effective, sustainable and safe.
Oxitec’s approach uses advanced genetics to develop solutions for controlling dangerous disease-carrying mosquitoes, and harmful agricultural pests.
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