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Sewage is the latest disease detection tool for Covid-19 — and more
August 13, 2021
Wastewater Helps Health Officials Spot Covid-19 Warning Signs
How innovation in wastewater monitoring helps track down deadly diseases in Latin America
July 23, 2021
Human Waste Could Be The Next Big Weapon in Controlling COVID-19
June 18, 2021
Public-Private Disease Surveillance Partnerships Are What’s Needed To Stop The Next Pandemic
June 9, 2021
Biobot Analytics knows if you have COVID-19 before you do-from your poop
March 9, 2021
Tracking coronavirus variants through sewage
February 27, 2021
I-Team: South Hadley officials say the cost of testing sewage for COVID-19 is well worth it
February 25, 2021
Poop Could Be Our New Secret Weapon Against Mutant COVID Strains
February 17, 2021
An Untested Source of Pandemic Data? The Sewer
January 25, 2021
COVID Levels in Boston Area’s Sewers Hit New Record, Much Higher Than in 1st Surge
January 15, 2021
Essential: The 2021 GovTech 100
January 15, 2021
How Wastewater in Sewers Can Detect COVID Levels
December 30, 2020
Flushing out the coronavirus: Universities, cities and states are testing wastewater for the virus
December 25, 2020
Tracking COVID-19 with wastewater testing in the U.S.
December 22, 2020
Traces of coronavirus in wastewater at Deer Island plant tick down
December 21, 2020
Wastewater testing reveals COVID-19 spike in Rio Dell, city officials say
December 21, 2020
Where does the U.S. stand in widespread sewage testing for COVID-19?
December 18, 2020
Widespread Sewage Testing For COVID Still a Pipe Dream
December 17, 2020
Yosemite’s Ahwahnee hosted massive Thanksgiving feast. Unmasked guests had workers appalled.
December 17, 2020
Traces of coronavirus in Mass. wastewater tick down for one region, up in another
December 15, 2020
Smart Talk: Testing sewage for COVID-19 is another tool for disease monitoring
December 15, 2020
Data from Belmont muddies Covid wastewaters, slowing reports; East Cambridge clusters spotted
December 14, 2020
One wastewater coronavirus number ticks down, while another continues to march higher
December 11, 2020
‘We’re in trouble here’: What to make of the record coronavirus levels in Boston-area wastewater
December 11, 2020
COVID Levels in Boston’s Sewers Are Higher Than at Any Point in the Pandemic
December 9, 2020
Technology of the Year: Biobot Analytics
December 9, 2020
COVID-19 vaccines are our ‘moonshot project’ and will enable the future of artificial intelligence
December 9, 2020
What New York City’s Sewers Reveal About the Virus
December 8, 2020
Declare health emergency to keep kids learning, councillor urges; Shutdown metrics still in flux
December 8, 2020
As Massachusetts coronavirus cases reach record levels, wastewater data surges to all-time highs
December 6, 2020
Cambridge Public Schools to Shift to Remote Learning Thursday for at Least 1 Week
December 6, 2020
El rastro del COVID-19 en las aguas residuales
December 1, 2020
Preparing For The Next Pandemic: The Trinity Challenge
November 27, 2020
Coronavirus traces found in Mass. wastewater are back on the upswing
November 27, 2020
Testing of wastewater shows dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Missouri
November 26, 2020
Coronavirus: Wastewater shows spread of COVID-19, Jupiter’s sewer district says
November 25, 2020
Watching What We Flush Could Help Keep a Pandemic Under Control
November 24, 2020
Mass. reports 1,785 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 18 new deaths
November 23, 2020
Together Indiana campaign partners with Biobot
November 21, 2020
Every toilet flush reveals a clue in fight to stop COVID-19
November 17, 2020
COVID Levels Are Reaching This Spring’s Peak Levels in Boston’s Sewers
November 16, 2020
Monitoring COVID-19 in sewage
Wastewater test results offer troubling prediction about coming weeks in Massachusetts
November 11, 2020
After brief dip, indications of COVID-19 in Boston-area sewage resume steep rise
November 11, 2020
Arizona city uses wastewater to quarantine those infected with COVID-19
November 5, 2020
Traces of coronavirus in waste water tick upward again
November 5, 2020
Plan to detect coronavirus in wastewater may help pinpoint contact tracing needs
October 29, 2020
Scientists Can Detect COVID Outbreaks in Communities by Testing Sewage Samples
October 29, 2020
Georgia explores wastewater testing to predict COVID-19 outbreaks
Sewage testing shows a country flush with coronavirus cases
October 28, 2020
City of Chattanooga uses Biobot to identify COVID-19 cases through wastewater
September 29, 2020
Sewage System Testing Suggests Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Stafford
September 8, 2020
Cambridge Studies Poop As A Factor In Reopening School Buildings
September 8, 2020
Is there advance warning of coronavirus in the sewers
September 1, 2020
More Shutdowns Are Avoidable, But The Public Needs To Trust Science, Dr. Fauci Says At Harvard
August 6, 2020
Biobot’s poop-centric Covid-19 research
July 30, 2020
Watcher in the wastewater
There were no reports of coronavirus in Yosemite. Then they tested the park’s sewage
MWRA posts results from tests for coronavirus in wastewater; peak seen in spring and low point in late June
July 27, 2020
The proof is in the sewage: hundreds of Yosemite visitors may have had coronavirus
July 22, 2020
Yosemite Sewage Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Tests reveal coronavirus in Yosemite National Park’s sewage
July 20, 2020
Looking for clues to the spread of coronavirus in Mass.? Try the toilet
July 15, 2020
To Spot Future Coronavirus Flare-Ups, Search the Sewers
June 30, 2020
Biobot Analytics to analyze signs of COVID-19 through sewage 3 times a week at Massachusetts treatment plant
June 29, 2020
Wastewater lab signs on to analyze Massachusetts sewage for coronavirus surge
June 26, 2020
With every flush, a stream of data for these coronavirus trackers
June 16, 2020
Coronavirus accelerates a new age of diagnostics
June 6, 2020
How sewage samples help trace the spread of COVID-19
June 2, 2020
A Startup Is Testing Sewage to Trace the U.S. Spread of Covid
Stafford County Participating in COVID-19 Wastewater Testing
May 26, 2020
What You Flush Is Helping Track The Coronavirus
May 20, 2020
From the lavatory to the laboratory, Honolulu testing wastewater for COVID-19
May 19, 2020
As some states reopen, studying sewage could help stop the coronavirus pandemic
May 19, 2020
$16.5 million awarded to projects to fight COVID
Wastewater testing gains traction as a Covid-19 early warning system
May 8, 2020
You May Be Helping Stop the Spread of COVID-19 With Every Flush
May 7, 2020
How What You Flush Is Helping Track The Coronavirus
May 7, 2020
What Your Toilet Can Tell Us About the Coronavirus
Could sewage samples help stop spread of coronavirus
May 5, 2020
Researchers explore whether human poop can help track COVID-19, and curb a second wave
May 5, 2020
Human poop helping scientists study, track COVID-19
Cary sewage being analyzed to monitor the spread of COVID-19
Poop could help stop the pandemic. Really.
May 1, 2020
An early warning system for coronavirus infections could be found in your toilet
May 1, 2020
Homer Public Works Department is testing wastewater for signs of COVID-19
April 30, 2020
Biobot Analytics Pulls $4.2 for Sewage Testing Technology
April 29, 2020
Poop may tell us when the coronavirus lockdown will end
April 29, 2020
Some scientists are using sewage to measure the prevalence of coronavirus in their communities
April 26, 2020
Wastewater Epidemiology Webcast (Public Service Announcement)
MIT Spinoff Raises $4.2 Million To Estimate Scope Of Coronavirus Cases By Analyzing Poop
April 24, 2020
Here’s how one company is tracking the spread of COVID-19 with wastewater
April 22, 2020
The Engine Invests In Biobot Analytics
April 21, 2020
Biobot Analytics Raises $6.7 Million in Seed Funding to Transform Wastewater Infrastructure into Public Health Observatories
April 21, 2020
Sewer systems are a window into the coronavirus pandemic
April 20, 2020
Novel coronavirus found in surprisingly high levels in sewage
Somerville Startup Biobot Analytics Scours Sewage For Coronavirus
April 14, 2020
Your Poop And Urine May Be Crucial For Predicting End Of COVID-19 Pandemic
April 11, 2020
Coronavirus Traces Found in Massachusetts Wastewater at Levels Far Higher Than Expected
April 9, 2020
Coronvirus traces found in Massachusetts wastewater at levels far higher than expected
April 9, 2020
MIT scientists probe nation’s sewage for coronavirus clues
April 9, 2020
Biobot Analytics find COVID-19 cases ‘an order of magnitude higher’ than tests reveal
April 9, 2020
Your Poop Might Be Key For Predicting the End of the Pandemic
April 8, 2020
New research examines wastewater to detect community spread of Covid-19
April 7, 2020
Mapping the spread of COVID-19 by sampling human waste in US sewer systems
March 29, 2020
MIT-affiliated companies take on Covid-19
March 26, 2020
How Poop Offers Hints About the Spread of Coronavirus
March 21, 2020
This startup will map the coronavirus spread by looking at your poo
March 20, 2020
This startup is tracking the coronavirus through sewers and using AI to predict its spread in a new project with MIT
March 20, 2020
Innovations Around COVID-19: Using Sewage to Map an Outbreak
Coronavirus crisis means opportunity for some tech companies
March 3, 2020
C&EN’s Trailblazers
The 2019 Good Tech Awards
December 30, 2019
How Biobot is Using Wastewater to Combat the Opioid Crisis
December 5, 2019
Building smarter healthier communities through Opioid Wastewater Monitoring
December 1, 2019
Startups Using Agility, Experience, to Move the Needle on Opioid Crisis
August 23, 2019
The Past, Present And Future Of Automated Predictive Technology
May 13, 2019
Civic I/O’s Civic Tech Pitchers: Where are they now?
March 27, 2019
Greentown Labs All Stars: Biobot Analytics
March 27, 2019
Interested in gauging a population’s health? Look to sewage
Mariana Matus with Biobot Analytics
March 1, 2019
50 Women-Led Startups Who Are Crushing Tech
February 20, 2019
Analytics Startup Uses Robots to Improve Wastewater Systems
December 1, 2018
Sewage May Hold the Key to Tracking Opioid Abuse
August 22, 2018
NC town battles opioid epidemic by using robots to test people’s poop
July 12, 2018
Tech Tuesday: Robots in Sewers Monitoring Opioid Use
July 10, 2018
Scientists can track the spread of opioids in sewers. But do cities want to know what lies below?
June 26, 2018
Sewage Is Helping Cities Flush Out the Opioid Crisis
Biobot Analytics, a Startup Using Sewage to Fight the Opioid Crisis, Raises $2.5M
May 8, 2018
10 Companies That Are Doing Good While Doing Well
May 1, 2018
The Race to Learn What’s Really Happening in the Opioid Crisis
April 30, 2018
Testing Wastewater For Opioids: North Carolina Town Pilots New Technology
March 28, 2018
Screening Wastewater Could Help Cities Track Opioid Use
March 16, 2018
To Track Opioid Use, More Cities May Soon Screen Wastewater
March 12, 2018
8 Startups Fighting America’s Opioid Epidemic
November 19, 2017
Why an MIT robot is collecting poop fro our sewers
January 19, 2017
Meet Luigi: MIT’s sewer-scouring robot
September 30, 2016
Meet Luigi the PoopBot. He’s Here to Scrape Your Sewers
August 26, 2016
MIT researchers are sending robots into sewers to monitor city dwellers’ waste
July 30, 2016
Sewage-sampling robots could help eliminate diseases in cities, says MIT architect Carlo Ratti
June 9, 2016
Sewer robots sampling human waste may track drugs, disease through cities
May 27, 2016
Our Sewers Speak Volumes These Robots Are Ready to Listen
May 12, 2016
The MIT lab flushing out a city’s secrets
March 27, 2016
A Microbial Map of the City
November 10, 2015
What lies beneath … ‘Smart Sewage’ could spot epidemics before they happen
October 30, 2014

Press releases

Biobot Analytics Demonstrates the Utility of Wastewater Sequencing As a Powerful Tool in the Fight Against COVID-19 Variants
Sep 2021
Biobot Analytics Adds William Hanage as Scientific Advisor
Jul 2021
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Selects Biobot to Establish a National Wastewater-based Disease Monitoring Program
May 2021
Honorable Andrew C. Weber Joins Biobot Analytics’ Board of Advisors
May 2021