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Biobot Analytics Launches Board of Advisors with Dr. John Brownstein as First Member

April 20, 2021

Dr. Brownstein is a Leader in Public Health and Epidemiology

Cambridge, Mass. – April 20th, 2021 – Biobot Analytics, leader in wastewater epidemiology,
today announced that Dr. John Brownstein, Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital
and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, has joined the company’s
newly-formed Board of Advisors.

“Dr. Brownstein’s participation on our new Board of Advisors will be a tremendous asset to our
business growth and provide us with high-caliber experience and expertise in the fields of
epidemiology and public health,” said Mariana Matus, CEO and Cofounder of Biobot Analytics.
“Given Biobot’s current stage of growth, we are excited to launch our Board of Advisors to
provide guidance on how we can maximize our impact and achieve our mission of building early
warning health analytics from data available in our sewers.

Dr. Brownstein’s work impacts the surveillance, control, and prevention of disease, and he has
been at the forefront of the development and application of citizen science and data analytics to
public health. In 2011, he cofounded Flu Near You (now, an online
participatory disease surveillance system. More recently, Dr. Brownstein was on the team that
launched, a platform dedicated to helping Americans find locations that offer
COVID-19 vaccines

“As a pioneer in wastewater epidemiology, Biobot is defining this new field, where its technology
has the potential for significant public and social impact,” said Dr. Brownstein. “I am looking
forward to collaborating with Biobot’s leadership team as they continue to improve public health
with wastewater analytics.”

John Brownstein, PhD directs the Computational Epidemiology Lab and the Innovation and
Digital Health Accelerator, both at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was trained as an
epidemiologist at Yale University. Dr. Brownstein is also Cofounder of digital health companies
Epidemico and Circulation, and an ABC News Medical Contributor

About Biobot Analytics

Biobot Analytics is a wastewater analytics firm and a global leader in wastewater epidemiology
led by Mariana Matus, Ph.D., the company’s CEO and Cofounder, and Newsha Ghaeli, President
and Cofounder. Biobot uses the data present in wastewater to learn valuable insights that shape
the health of communities. Biobot is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., and is serving states
and localities nationwide. More information on our mission and technology is available at our