EMBARGOED UNTIL 1:00 AM BST, Thursday 16th July 2015 Oxford, UK, 2nd July 2015 A new pesticide-free and environmentally-friendly way to control insect pests has moved ahead today with the publication of scientific results showing that Oxitec diamondback moths (DBM) with a ‘self-limiting gene’ can dramatically reduce populations of DBM, an invasive species and serious pest [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Genetic modification could be the answer to one of the world’s most voracious diseases. CNN’s Nick Glass reports.