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Press release: Oxitec mosquito works to control Aedes aegypti in dengue hotspot

Chris Creese 2nd July 2015 News, Oxitec in the news

EMBARGOED UNTIL 2PM EDT, Thursday July 2nd 2015 Releases of the genetically engineered Oxitec mosquito, commonly known as ‘Friendly Aedes aegypti’, reduced the dengue mosquito population in an area of Juazeiro, Brazil by 95%, well below the modelled threshold for epidemic disease transmission. Oxford, UK, 2nd July 2015 The journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases published [...]

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Press Release: City of Piracicaba and Oxitec do Brasil begin releases of ‘Friendly Aedes aegypti’

Chris Creese 6th May 2015 News, Oxitec in the news

Oxford, UK, 30th April 2015 Genetically modified mosquitoes aim to reduce the dengue vector population in CECAP / Eldorado neighbourhood Oxitec do Brasil and the City of Piracicaba today started the second phase of the ‘Friendly Aedes aegypti’ Project to combat the mosquito that transmits dengue and chikungunya. The project aims to significantly reduce the population [...]

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Oxitec Newsletter March 2015

Tracy Thompson 5th March 2015 Documents, News, Newsletter

To stay up on the latest news, follow Oxitec on Facebook and on Twitter. Here are a few recent highlights. Oxitec mosquito trial success in Panama The results of the outdoor pilot in Panama of Oxitec OX513A, an engineered strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, have been announced by the Gorgas Institute and Oxitec. The outcome was a [...]

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Press Release: City of Piracicaba and Oxitec do Brasil announce a project to fight the mosquito that transmits dengue fever and chikungunya

Chris Creese 3rd March 2015 News, Oxitec in the news

Oxford, UK, 3rd March 2015 Named the “Friendly Aedes aegypti”, the genetically modified mosquito aims to reduce the number of wild insects in the treated area. Oxitec do Brasil and the City of Piracicaba announce today a project to fight the mosquito that transmits dengue fever and chikungunya. A first, the work will use the [...]

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Press Release: Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes in Panama pilot achieve over 90% control of the mosquito responsible for outbreaks of dengue fever and chikungunya

Tracy Thompson 28th January 2015 News, Oxitec in the news, Resources

Oxford, UK, 27th January 2015 Oxitec and the Gorgas Institute in Panama today announce the result of the outdoor pilot of Oxitec OX513A, an engineered strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The outcome was a reduction of over 90% in the local population of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the dengue and chikungunya viruses. [...]

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Oxitec Newsletter December 2014

Chris Creese 8th December 2014 Documents, News, Newsletter

To stay up on the latest news, follow Oxitec on Facebook and on Twitter. Here are a few recent highlights. A new partnership in India Oxitec and our Indian partner GBIT are delighted by the strong show of support by both UK and Indian government funding schemes for our world-leading technology. Our partnership was one of four projects [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Oxitec do Brasil opens its first mosquito production unit to fight the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti

Tracy Thompson 30th July 2014 News, Oxitec in the news

Campinas, 29 July 2014 Oxitec do Brasil is today holding the inauguration of its first production unit of its OX513A Aedes aegypti mosquito in order to help in the fight against the principal vector of dengue and chikungunya. With 240m2 for production, dispatch and analysis of mosquitos, the opening of the factory marks a new [...]

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Oxitec Newsletter July 2014

Tracy Thompson 3rd July 2014 Documents, News, Newsletter

NEWSLETTER July 2014 Oxitec’s mosquito control approved in Brazil The National Technical Commission for Biosecurity (CTNBio), the collegiate body responsible for approval and regulation of transgenic organisms in Brazil, recently approved the commercial release of the genetically modified (GM) mosquito, OX513A, developed by Oxitec. It is the first GM insect to be considered safe for [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Panama trial begins

Tracy Thompson 30th May 2014 News

Day 1 for Panama’s newest pest control as Gorgas Memorial Institute recruits Oxitec’s GE mosquitoes to lead the fight against the dengue menace Oxford, England, May 2014 Oxitec’s genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes have taken wing for the first time in Panama, as part of an innovative approach to combatting the pests that spread dengue fever. [...]