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Oct 11, 2017, 08:41 ET 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...


Oct 04, 2017, 13:00 ET 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...


Sep 19, 2017, 11:00 ET 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...


Sep 05, 2017, 03:00 ET 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...


Jul 12, 2017, 07:30 ET Le moustique Friendly™ Aedes d'Oxitec reçoit une évaluation positive pour la norme européenne en matière de santé humaine et d'environnement

Le RIVM conclut à un risque négligeable concernant les moustiques Friendly™ Aedes d'Oxitec Le Haut Conseil des biotechnologies en France...


Jul 11, 2017, 10:00 ET 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...


May 31, 2017, 08:00 ET 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...


Apr 10, 2017, 07:00 ET 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...


Mar 30, 2017, 07:00 ET 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...


Mar 17, 2017, 07:00 ET 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...


Jan 23, 2017, 07:00 ET 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,...


Dec 12, 2016, 08:00 ET 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...


Nov 30, 2016, 07:03 ET Oxitec Announces Friendly™ Aedes Project is Supported By 92.8% of Piracicaba’s Population

A new survey conducted in November shows the use of Friendly™ Aedes, the genetically engineered mosquito that fights Aedes aegypti, is now...


Nov 21, 2016, 09:00 ET 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...


Nov 09, 2016, 08:00 ET 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...


Sep 06, 2016, 09:00 ET 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...


Jul 28, 2016, 14:15 ET 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...


Jul 19, 2016, 09:00 ET Oxitec and Piracicaba City Hall Start Downtown Release of Friendly™ Aedes

Oxitec and Piracicaba City Hall today start the release of Friendly™ Aedes mosquitoes in downtown Piracicaba, Brazil. São Judas is the...


Jul 14, 2016, 09:00 ET 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...


Jun 08, 2016, 17:05 ET 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...


May 31, 2016, 14:00 ET 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...


May 23, 2016, 07:00 ET Oxitec CEO to Testify Before Congressional Committee on May 25th

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...


May 05, 2016, 10:33 ET Grand Cayman Will Use Oxitec Solution to Suppress Wild Aedes aegypti, the Dangerous Mosquito that Spreads Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya, in an Effort to Help Eliminate These Diseases

Programme follows successful trial of Oxitec's mosquito in Cayman Islands that reduced Aedes aegypti by 96%  Oxitec and the Cayman...


Mar 21, 2016, 07:00 ET World Health Organization (WHO) Issues Positive Recommendation for Oxitec's Self-limiting Mosquito

The World Health Organization (WHO) has posted the conclusions and recommendations of the Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) meeting from March...


Mar 11, 2016, 09:15 ET FDA Publishes Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact on Oxitec's Self-limiting Mosquito

  The US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) today released in the Federal Register a preliminary...