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.