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18 Oct, 2018, 13:43 BST Oxitec to Develop 2nd Friendly™ Mosquito Strain Designed to Combat Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes

Expanded collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will leverage Oxitec's Friendly™ biological engineering platform to develop a...


19 Jun, 2018, 14:35 BST Oxitec to Apply New Generation of Self-limiting Mosquito Technology to Malaria-spreading Mosquitoes

Oxitec's first step into global malaria vector control efforts in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Agreement covers the first...


24 May, 2018, 12:00 BST Oxitec Launches Field Trial in Brazil for Next Generation Addition to Friendly™ Mosquitoes Platform

Significant technology advancements set stage for targeted, multi-generation suppression of disease-transmitting mosquitoes Oxitec Ltd, a wholly...


23 May, 2018, 13:11 BST The Cayman Government and Oxitec Launch Innovative Pilot to Suppress Aedes aegypti

Cayman's mosquito control unit announces launch of new pilot project that will combine Oxitec's Friendly™ Aedes aegypti mosquito with traditional...


11 Oct, 2017, 13:41 BST Oxitec do Brasil Receives Prestigious Award for Innovation and Impact

The honour recognises company's results and contribution to the community Oxitec do Brasil, a subsidiary of Oxitec Ltd, UK, has been presented with...


04 Oct, 2017, 18:00 BST Transfer of Regulatory Jurisdiction for Oxitec's Self-limiting Friendly™ Aedes in the United States

FDA issues final Guidance for Industry, transferring regulatory authority to EPA Following new Guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug...


19 Sep, 2017, 16:00 BST Oxitec to Build State-of-the-Art Mosquito Egg Production Unit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Announces UK facility with Capacity to Generate One Billion Friendly™ Aedes Mosquito Eggs per Week Oxitec Ltd, a wholly ...


05 Sep, 2017, 08:00 BST Oxitec's Innovative Solution to Tackle Growing Diamondback Moth Pest Issue Begins Field Trials

Eco-Friendly GE Solution Overcomes Increasing Insecticide Resistance in DBM Helping Farmers to Control Damaging Pest and Increase Food Production...


12 Jul, 2017, 12:30 BST Oxitec's Friendly™ Aedes Mosquito Receives Positive Evaluation for European Standard in Relation to Human Health and the Environment

RIVM concludes negligible risk of Oxitec's Friendly™ Aedes mosquitoes France's High Council for Biotechnology also publishes Supportive Position The...


11 Jul, 2017, 15:00 BST Oxitec Launching Friendly™ Aedes Project in Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Oxitec Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), today announced Oxitec do Brasil has signed a contract to launch the...


31 May, 2017, 13:00 BST Intrexon's Head of Environment Sector Joins Brazil Investment Forum to Discuss Importance of Vector Control and Economic Impact of Vector-borne Diseases

Oxitec, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), announced that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Tom Bostick, Ph.D., P.E., SVP, Head of...


10 Apr, 2017, 12:00 BST The Municipality of Santiago de Cali, Colombia, and Oxitec Ltd. Announce Memorandum to Deploy Friendly™ Aedes

Program to be implemented in Cali's Comuna 16 to fight wild Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue, chikungunya, Mayaro and yellow...


30 Mar, 2017, 12:00 BST Oxitec's Friendly™ Aedes Achieves 81% Suppression of Wild Aedes aegypti in CECAP/Eldorado, Piracicaba, in Second Year of Project

Level of suppression exceeds 80% for second consecutive year São Judas District has shown 78% reduction only six months after initial release Oxitec...


17 Mar, 2017, 11:00 GMT Jorge Espanha Appointed General Manager of Oxitec do Brasil

Oxitec today announced the appointment of Jorge Espanha as General Manager of Oxitec's Brazilian subsidiary, Oxitec do Brasil. Mr. Espanha will...


23 Jan, 2017, 12:00 GMT Oxitec and GBIT Announce Launch of Friendly™ Aedes Project in India

Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Limited (GBIT) and Oxitec announced today the launch of the Friendly™ Aedes project in Dawalwadi, India....


12 Dec, 2016, 13:00 GMT Oxitec's Medfly Ready for Open Field Trials

Oxitec announced today that after a series of successful contained environment studies across multiple countries with its self-limiting Mediterranean ...


21 Nov, 2016, 14:00 GMT Board of Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Approves Investigational Agreement for Effectiveness Trial of Oxitec's Friendly™ Mosquitoes in Monroe County, Florida

Oxitec announced today the Board of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) voted to approve the investigational agreement for use of...


09 Nov, 2016, 13:00 GMT Monroe County Votes in Support of Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Conducting an Effectiveness Trial Utilizing Oxitec’s Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

Oxitec announces that the residents of Monroe County, Florida yesterday voted to support the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District utilizing...


06 Sep, 2016, 14:00 BST Oxitec and Piracicaba City Hall Start Release of Friendly™ Aedes in Additional 10 Downtown Neighborhoods

Deployment of mosquito control solution that fights primary vector of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya begins today São Judas utilizing this technology...


28 Jul, 2016, 19:15 BST GM Mosquito Release Commences in Grand Cayman

The Cayman Islands Government has strengthened its efforts to protect residents and visitors from Zika, dengue and chikungunya with the launch of...


19 Jul, 2016, 14:00 BST Oxitec and Piracicaba City Hall Start Downtown Release of Friendly™ Aedes

Expanded project begins Tuesday July 19th; São Judas is the first central neighbourhood to receive the mosquito that fights the primary vector of...


14 Jul, 2016, 14:00 BST Dengue Fever Cases Drop 91% in Neighbourhood of Piracicaba, Brazil, Where Oxitec's Friendly™ Aedes Were Released

Epidemiological surveillance year ended in July 2016 with 12 cases reported for the disease in CECAP/Eldorado, compared to 133 in the year that...


07 Jul, 2016, 10:00 BST Oxitec Named Social Impact Investment of the Year

Oxitec is delighted to have been named Social Impact Investment of the Year at the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) Angel Investment Awards...


08 Jun, 2016, 22:05 BST Oxitec Supports the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Recommendations on Gene-drive and Highlights Why Oxitec's Self-limiting Approach is the Opposite of Gene-drive Method

Oxitec welcomes the report "Gene Drives on the Horizon", released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This report ...


31 May, 2016, 19:00 BST Oxitec Expands Vector Control Solution in Brazil

Oxitec and Piracicaba City Hall have today finalized their multi-year expansion of the 'Friendly Aedes aegypti Project' to cover an area of 60,000...