Biotech Updates

US EPA Approves Oxitec's Mosquito Pilot Projects in California and Florida

March 16, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved pilot projects of Oxitec's safe, non-biting, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in specific districts in Florida and California.

The approval is an extension of the Experimental Use Permit (EUP) granted in 2020 by the EPA for a pilot project in the Florida Keys, which was successfully conducted in 2021. Following the EPA's approval, Oxitec will now submit permit applications to state regulators in California and Florida for their review.

The two pilots approved will be conducted in partnership with the Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District (Delta MVCD) in California and with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) in Florida.

For more details, read the news release from Oxitec.

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