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Oxitec Recognised By Prestigious Frost And Sullivan Award For Its Pioneering System Of Pest Control

The award comes just months after Oxitec reported success in trials controlling a population of the dengue mosquito in Brazil, and follows further research development in its agricultural products for the Mediterranean fruit fly, Olive fly and Pink Bollworm moth.

"It's particularly pleasing to have affirmation today not only of the innovative nature of our technology, but also that leading industry experts have recognised the significant environmental benefits we can offer," Mr Parry added. "Our products are uniquely targeted to the pest species in question: in short, it is an approach which is safe, effective and sustainable."

About Oxitec Ltd.

Oxitec is a pioneer in controlling insects that spread disease and damage crops. Its products build upon the use of the Sterile Insect technique (SIT), an effective, species-specific and environmentally friendly method of controlling harmful and damaging insects. Oxitec first products are for the control of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species primarily responsible for transmitting dengue fever and Mediterranean fruit fly, one of the world's most damaging agricultural pests. Further information available at http://www.oxitec.com, FB Oxitec, Twitter @Oxitec

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Their "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure. Their Integrated Value Proposition provides support their clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.

http://www.frost.com

SOURCE Oxitec

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