Oxitec CEO to testify before Congressional Committee on May 25th

May 23, 2016

Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry will testify on Wednesday, May 25th at 10:15 a.m. ET before the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about the role genetically engineered mosquitos can play in controlling the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a known carrier of the Zika virus.

Oxitec has pioneered a genetically engineered male mosquito with a self-limiting gene. Trials in Brazil, Panama and the Cayman Islands have demonstrated that Oxitec’s technology produces an unparalleled reduction in the population of the dangerous Aedes aegypti mosquito. The Food & Drug Administration recently concluded a public comment period after issuing a preliminary finding of no significant impact in support of a field study of Oxitec’s solution in Key Haven, Fla.

WHO:   Hadyn Parry, CEO, Oxitec, Ltd.

WHAT:   Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about the role an Oxitec engineered male mosquito can play in controling the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a known carrier of the Zika virus.

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. ET

WHERE:   2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

About Oxitec

Oxitec is a pioneer in using genetic engineering to control insect pests that spread disease and damage crops, and was founded in 2002 as a spinout from Oxford University (UK). Oxitec is a subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), which engineers biology to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

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