Oxitec’s vector control solution – A paradigm shift in mosquito control

April 7, 2016

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 several of the world’s most damaging viruses including Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. Oxitec’s revolutionary and environmentally friendly OX513A male mosquitoes are precisely engineered with a self-limiting gene that expresses a non-toxic and non-allergenic protein to prevent their offspring from surviving to adulthood. In five separate efficacy trials across three different countries, releases of Oxitec OX513A mosquitoes led to a greater than 90% reduction in the local Aedes aegypti populations.

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