Effective vector control, and more specifically mosquito control, is a complex and difficult problem as illustrated by the continuing prevalence and spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases globally. Through the responsible engineering of biology Oxitec has developed a paradigm shift in mosquito control leading to unparalleled levels in the suppression of Aedes aegypti, the main vector for [...]
For the latest news, follow Oxitec on Facebook and on Twitter. Here are some recent highlights. Oxitec joins the Intrexon family We are delighted to announce that we have officially joined with Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, and we will be working together for global health and food security through eco-friendly pest control. “We [...]
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 [...]
CBS News shines a spotlight on Oxitec and Florida Keys Mosquito Control – a new tool to tackle the mosquito that spreads dengue and chikungunya.
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. [...]
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 [...]
Genetic modification could be the answer to one of the world’s most voracious diseases. CNN’s Nick Glass reports.
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 [...]
This Bill Gates Infographic Reveals The World’s Deadliest Animal — And It’s Not Even A Close Race Bill Gates posted the graphic below to his blog on April 25. Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis. It shows how many people are killed by different species of animal every year. [...]
NEWSLETTER April 2014 Gorgas Institute to start releases of Oxitec mosquitoes in Panama The Gorgas Institute of Public Health in Panama is preparing to conduct the first releases of Oxitec mosquitoes in a residential suburb of the Arraijan District, west of Panama City. The trial targets the dengue virus-transmitting mosquito Aedes aegypti, and will start [...]