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

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

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

The controversial founder of a biotech startup who once injected himself with a never-before-tested herpes treatment has been found dead in a flotation tank. According to LiveScience, the CEO was found dead in a sensory deprivation tank at a Washington D.C Spa, the police have no evidence suggesting foul play. Investigators now say there is no evidence to suggest foul play.

Last October, Traywick attracted the attention of the FDA by staging a live demonstration of an untested HIV treatment. 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. Tristan Roberts, an HIV patient, volunteered to inject himself with the purported gene therapy. "Aaron was a passionate visionary".

Roberts said while many in the biohacking industry disagreed with Traywick's methods, none of them ever doubted his intentions.

Vice News is reporting that Aaron Traywick, who headed Ascendance Biomedical, died Sunday. "He sought nothing short of a revolution in biomedicine; the democratization of science and the opening of the flood gates for global healing". Reportedly, the CEO and his colleagues had differing ideas about how to distribute the gene therapies as well as the direction of the company.

'We all lost touch with him. "It was radio silence", Andreas Stuermer, a researcher at the company, tells VICE. The practice is meant to promote a state of deep meditation. "He seemingly never exhausted as he brought people together to work on some of the most imposing challenges facing humanity", Roberts said in a statement provided to Vice News. "He was found face down", Roberts says.

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