Oxitec joins the Intrexon family
We are delighted to announce that we have officially joined with Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, and we will be working together for global health and food security through eco-friendly pest control. …..
World’s first municipal partnership using Oxitec mosquitoes
Brazil is being battered by the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti, which infected more than one million people with this debilitating disease this year. …….
New scientific advisory board
Oxitec is excited to announce the appointment of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) as part of our continuing mission to lead the field of genetically engineered insect technology through innovation and best practice. …….
Science outreach in Greece
Oxitec applies science to solve some of the world’s most intractable health and agricultural challenges. We also join forces with non-profits who are inspiring the next generation of scientists.
The NOESIS Science Center and Technology Museum in Greece is a non-profit educational organization supporting scientific literacy by connecting citizens with science. NOESIS developed the Explora summer camp …..
World mosquito day
Odds are the world’s deadliest animal is living in your home and you don’t know you are at risk. We do our best each day to make smart decisions to protect ourselves, our friends, our families and our neighbors from serious harm. But there is one danger lurking in many of our homes which is going unchecked.
It beggars belief how a creature so small can be so dangerous, but mosquitoes kill one person every 12 seconds. ……
In the news
Our public health and agriculture programmes have been in the spotlight recently as scientists publish promising results about Oxitec’s effective and environmentally friendly pest control solutions.
The Oxitec mosquito works to control Aedes aegypti in a dengue mosquito hotspot, according to a journal article published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.