Environmental Monitoring

Unlocking a rich data set to better manage environmental and health risk

Changes in biodiversity as well as the composition of the microbiome in our environment provide an indication of the “health” of our environment. This is a largely untapped data source as just recently seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wastewater has been rediscovered as source for valuable information for pandemic management

Wastewater Based Epidemiology

  • Like the Polio virus, the SARS-Cov-2 virus is being shed in the feces and can be detected in wastewater. This surveillance can be done at a building or municipal level to understand spreading dynamics and proactive management approaches.

  • The fast mutation rate of SARS-Cov-2 during the pandemic combined with different with differences in transmissibility and respective viral loads requires the ability to reliably detect variants and new mutations.

  • Biota’s unique next generation sequencing approach and bioinformatics pipeline allows for ease of variant mapping and identifying new mutations, with results being delivered in easy to use dashboards.