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Andy & Danilo releasing Friendly mosquitoes

Press Release: Expansion of Oxitec’s Vector Control Solution in Brazil Attacking Source of Zika Virus and Dengue Fever after Positive Program Results

Chris Creese 19th January 2016 News, Oxitec in the news

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12PM UK OXFORD, England, and GERMANTOWN, Md., January, 19, 2016 – Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced its subsidiary Oxitec and Piracicaba City Hall have expanded the ‘Friendly Aedes aegypti Project’ in Piracicaba, Brazil following strong results for controlling the Ae. aegypti mosquito population, the primary vector for [...]

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Big Ben Westminster

Press Release: House of Lords Recognises the Potential of GM Insects in Seminal Report

Chris Creese 16th December 2015 News, Oxitec in the news

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 AM GMT, Thursday 17th December 2015 OXFORD, UK, 17th December 2015 The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee published today the findings of their four month investigation into GM insects with strong recognition of their potential to improve lives worldwide by controlling harmful pests that spread disease and damage food [...]

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Press Release: Recent Outbreak of Zika Virus in Brazil Creates Pressing Need for Effective Vector Control Solutions

Chris Creese 9th December 2015 News, Oxitec in the news

Oxitec’s Self-Limiting Approach Targets Aedes aegypti Mosquito Responsible for Virus Epidemic OXFORD, England and GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 8, 2015 Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced that Oxitec, a UK-based subsidiary of the Company, is prepared to increase supplies of its proprietary mosquito control solution, OX513A, through its Brazil facilities to assist Brazil in addressing the recent devastating outbreak of [...]

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Medfly mating

Press release: Australia trials Oxitec’s environmentally friendly medfly for protection of fruit crops

Chris Creese 23rd November 2015 News, Oxitec in the news

EMBARGOED UNTIL 3:00 PM AWST, Tuesday 24th November 2015 Oxford, UK, 24th November 2015 The Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) announced today they will conduct an indoor assessment of Oxitec’s pesticide-free and environmentally friendly method of insect pest control in the hope it could help growers protect their fruit crops from the [...]

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Oxitec OBN Award 2015

Press Release: Oxitec Wins Best Emerging UK Synbio Company Award

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

Oxford, UK, 2nd October, 2015 Oxitec is delighted to be named the Best Emerging UK SynBio company by OBN for our pioneering work tackling insect pests that spread disease and damage crops. The award category recognizes the synthetic biology companies showing the greatest promise. Hadyn Parry, CEO, said, “The health and food security challenges we [...]

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Mike, Tony and Adam from the moth team. Photo credit: Dan Olmstead.

Oxitec Newsletter September 2015

Chris Creese 10th September 2015 Documents, News, Newsletter

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 [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmentally friendly insect control solutions tackle growing global health and agriculture problems with unparalleled accuracy

Chris Creese 8th September 2015 News

Germantown, MD, and Oxford, England, September 8, 2015  Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Oxitec Ltd.  Oxitec’s safe and innovative approach to control mosquitoes that spread disease and insect pests that damage crops is well aligned with Intrexon’s social goals, technologies and business purpose.  [...]

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Photo by Dan Olmstead

Replacing pesticides with genetics

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

The New York Times explores the future of farming with a look at Oxitec’s diamondback moth trials with Professor Tony Shelton of Cornell University. Full article here. Photo by Dan Olmstead / Cornell.  

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Press Release: Intrexon to acquire Oxitec, pioneer of innovative insect control solutions addressing global challenges

Chris Creese 10th August 2015 News, Oxitec in the news

Germantown, MD, and Oxford, England, August 10, 2015 Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today an agreement to acquire Oxitec Ltd., a pioneer in biological insect control solutions. Oxitec’s safe, innovative, self-limiting approach to control mosquitoes that spread disease and to limit pest-related crop damage is well aligned with Intrexon’s growth [...]