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Oct 15, 2020

These Cofounders Believe Sewage is the Key to Tracking COVID — Fortune

“Everybody has a voice in the sewer.”

That was the message that Newsha Ghaeli and Mariana Matus, cofounders of Biobot Analytics, had for Fortune‘s virtual Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Wednesday.

As the pair noted, everyone engages in certain bodily functions every day. But excrement has an important public health purpose, too: In short, you can sniff out a burgeoning epidemic through wastewater.

Read more about how Biobot (client) is using wastewater to indicate a growing COVID outbreak.

Jun 06, 2020

Coronavirus wastewater analysis lab says sewage can hold keys to reopening — Boston Herald

“The wastewater can give you an early indicator — there’s growing evidence that will give us an early warning for the outbreaking starting up again,” said Mariana Matus, the chief executive officer and co-founder of Biobot Analytics (client), a lab in Cambridge that is affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It’s away to evaluate policy decisions.” Read more here.