Our Company

A world-class team delivering world-class solutions to challenges in public health and agriculture

 

 

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about us

Oxitec’s mission is to save lives and improve livelihoods by developing safe, highly-effective biologically-engineered solutions to control disease-transmitting and crop-destroying insects globally. It’s a big mission, but one that each of our team members is passionate about.

To do our work, we leverage our world-class team of scientists, engineers, public health and agricultural experts, entrepreneurs, community engagement experts and others to build safe, targeted, sustainable and highly effective genetically modified insect technologies that can be applied in the fields of public health and food security.

We do our work with a commitment to safety, effectiveness, scientific integrity, and transparency, making Oxitec’s technologies the only self-limiting insect platform in the world. Oxitec’s technology has been studied and analyzed by independent researchers, academics and independent collaborators for more than a decade, with more than 100 scientific, peer-reviewed papers published on our work. You can find a sample of the growing body of scientific evidence here.

With a continuing commitment to our start-up roots in Oxford, we are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intrexon (DNA.com), giving us full access to an unparalleled global platform of biological engineering innovations, leadership, expertise, and resources.

 

Our People

Grey Frandsen  CEO, Milton Park, UK

Grey Frandsen
CEO, Milton Park, UK

Kelly Matzen  Head of Global Operations, Milton Park, UK

Kelly Matzen
Head of Global Operations, Milton Park, UK

Kevin Gorman  Head of Field Operations, Milton Park, UK

Kevin Gorman
Head of Field Operations, Milton Park, UK

Sam Bedford  HR Director, Milton Park, UK

Sam Bedford
HR Director, Milton Park, UK

Natalia Ferreira  Brazil Country Director, Campinas, Brazil

Natalia Ferreira
Brazil Country Director, Campinas, Brazil

Eva Darrington  Global Finance Director, Milton Park, UK

Eva Darrington
Global Finance Director, Milton Park, UK

Angela Pickl-Herk  Senior Quality Systems Manager, Milton Park, UK

Angela Pickl-Herk
Senior Quality Systems Manager, Milton Park, UK

Neil Morrison  Head of Agriculture Programs, Milton Park, UK

Neil Morrison
Head of Agriculture Programs, Milton Park, UK

Nathan Rose  Head of Regulatory Science, Milton Park, UK

Nathan Rose
Head of Regulatory Science, Milton Park, UK

Daniel Souza  HR Coordinator, Campinas, Brazil

Daniel Souza
HR Coordinator, Campinas, Brazil

Tamires Frazon  Production Ops Coordinator, Campinas, Brazil

Tamires Frazon
Production Ops Coordinator, Campinas, Brazil

Simone Pires  Finance and Admin Manager, Campinas, Brazil

Simone Pires
Finance and Admin Manager, Campinas, Brazil

 
 

our History

Oxitec was formed in 2002 by Oxford University Innovation and, in 2015, was acquired by U.S.-based Intrexon.

Since its inception, Oxitec has pioneered work on controlling insects that spread disease and damage crops through world-class genetic engineering and the use of self-limiting gene technology. In the mid and late 2000s, Oxitec successfully deployed genetically engineered insects in select locations in the USA, Caribbean, South America, and has continued to grow these projects, expanding to new regions and countries.

Oxitec is a subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NASDAQ: XON), which engineers biology to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

 
 

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Our Office

Oxitec Ltd
71 Innovation Dr,
Milton Park, Abingdon
OX14 4RQ, UK
email: info@oxitec.com
phone: +44 (0)1235 832393

 

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Our Office

Oxitec Ltd
Av. John Dalton, 92,
Modulo 1, Condominio Teknopark,
Campinas - SP
CEP 13069-330, Brazil
email: contato@oxitec.com
phone: +55 (0)19 3514-0100