Soumya Mohana-Sundaram is part of NextWave Ventures’ Traq team, which is developing a device for people to use to test their biomarkers using saliva. The device could be used to track aspects of health and fitness.

Soumya Mohana-Sundaram is part of NextWave Ventures’ Traq team, which is developing a device for people to use to test their biomarkers using saliva. The device could be used to track aspects of health and fitness. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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