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Addendum to Arthropod Containment Guidelines: Gene Drive

Explainer Video – October 13, 2022

Containment Practices for Arthropods Modified with Engineered Transgenes Capable of Gene Drive Addendum 1 to the Arthropod Containment Guidelines, Version 3.2

American Committee of Medical Entomology,  Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases,  2021.
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Projects, Programs and Companies

in the genetic biocontrol space

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African Genetic Biocontrol Consortium
The AGBC is committed to contributing and expanding research, development, and use of genetic biocontrol approaches to control and eliminate malaria and other vector-borne diseases in Africa.
Gene Drive Governance
Gene Drive Governance is network of world-leading researchers from Europe, Africa, North America and Australasia who are committed to understanding gene drive governance.
Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research
The Outreach Network coordinates, shares information and engages with stakeholders to raise awareness of the value of gene drive research for the public good.
BioBee
BioBee offers the most advanced environmentally friendly options for biological pest control including the Sterile Insect Technique
UCI-Malaria Initiative
UCI-MI is a project developing gene drive technologies for Anopheles mosquitoes that will drive transgenes into wild populations of the insects to reduce their capacity to transmit malaria.
Target Malaria
Target Malaria is a project aiming to reduce the population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa using gene drive technologies and thereby reduce transmission of the disease
GBIRd
GBIRd is investigating the feasibility and suitability of gene drive technologies to be used to reduce invasive rodent populations to protect island ecosystems and prevent island species extinctions
BigSis
BigSis has reinvented the sterile insect technique (SIT) by automating the individualised production of sterile male insects. This requires integrating biology, engineering and artificial intelligence capabilities to deliver a highly automated production process.
Joint FAO/IAEA Programme
FAO/IAEA-IPCS applies the Sterile Insect Technique where feasible to enhance food security and international trade and are pioneers in the development and use of SIT.
FAO IAEA SIT Directory
A database of SIT and other currently active autocidal programs maintained by the IAEA. An excellent resource for exploring the use of SIT worldwide.
World Mosquito Program
The WMP deploys Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti to modify wild populations by reducing their capacity to transmit dengue, zika and other positive strand RNA viruses.
Synbal
Synbal uses our Active Genetics platform technology to provide super-Mendelian transgenic laboratory animal models expressing multiple human genes for research and development
MosquitoMate, Inc
MosquitoMate is a company providing Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) solutions for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus that are based on Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility.
Debug by verily
Debug is program within Verily Life Sciences that is developing robotics for mass-rearing and sex separation of mosquitoes that integrate with Sterile Insect Technique and Incompatible Insect Technique programs.
Wolbacki
Wolbaki provides Incompatable Insect Technique solutions for the mosquito Aedes albopictus and the brown planthopper Nilaparvada lugens based on Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility.
Diptera.ai
Diptera.ai’s proprietary technology makes SIT affordable to everyone. Diptera.ai’s professionals release sterile Asian tiger male mosquitoes weekly during the warm season.
Oxitec
Oxitec is a for-profit company developing and deploying transgenic insect autocidal control technologies for a variety of insect species around the world.
BIOCENTIS
Biocentis develops eco-friendly genetic solutions to effectively and safely control the dangerous insect species that spread disease to humans, reduce biodiversity, or threaten food security.
AGRAGENE
Agragene is commercializing biological crop pest control agents with a pioneering platform using CRISPR/Cas9 technology
SENECIO Robotics
Senecio has unique multi platform solutions, utilizing deep learning for the Sex Classification together with robotics and automation for the Sorting and Packaging of mosquitoes for SIT.

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