Aaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical found dead in flotation tank

Alicia Farmer
May 4, 2018

Shortly after the Austin event, Traywick locked himself in one of the company's labs for several hours and locked out other employees, according to Gizmodo. It is also working on a gene therapy for "human augmentation created to preserve bone mineral density and maximize muscle mass and strength", according to the company's website.

A biotech CEO - who as soon as injected himself with an unproven herpes remedy - was reportedly discovered useless Sunday within the sensory deprivation tank of a Washington D.C. spa.

Traywick, a public activist for life extension, biohacking, and transhumanist movements, was the CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, known for its urgency to get people to conduct medical research outside of pharmaceutical companies.

Ascendance Biomedical made headlines when Traywick, who had no medical background, dropped his trousers during a conference session and injected himself with an experimental treatment for herpes.

Traywick claimed the treatment would lower Roberts' viral load.

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Both instances were filmed on Facebook Live.

His colleague Tristan Roberts said staff at the floating spa had described him as being "sluggish" before they found him face down. FDA is concerned about the safety risks involved. Last November, the US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to be cautious of gene therapies not under appropriate regulatory oversight, which would include those from Ascendance. "While many in the biohacking scene disagreed with his methods, none of them doubted his intentions".

Yet Traywick worked around federal laws concerning the testing of vaccinations by testing them on himself, making it hard for the FDA to interfere. "He sought nothing short of a revolution in biomedicine; the democratization of science and the opening of the flood gates for global healing".

Reports say he had lost touch with the rest of his colleagues at Ascendance. "It was radio silence", Andreas Stuermer, a researcher at the company, told the site. It was more than four weeks ago, ' he said.

An investigation was launched Tuesday into Traywick's demise however no foul play was suspected, D.C. police advised The New York Put up.

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