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Intrexon subsidiary announces cooperative agreement with Gates Foundation.

Oxitec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intrexon, announced it is entering into a cooperative agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new strain of Oxitec's self-limiting Friendly Mosquitoes to combat a mosquito species that spreads malaria in the Western Hemisphere. The parties will build on Oxitec's deployment of Friendly Aedes mosquitoes to reduce the vector that spreads dengue, Zika and other diseases and apply the self-limiting and male-selecting technology to anopheline vectors that can spread malaria in endemic regions in the Americas, eastern Africa and South Asia. This collaboration will fund the development of a new self-limiting Friendly Anopheles mosquito strain designed to suppress wild malaria vector populations.

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