Remember the “biohacker” who injected himself with his own home-made herpes vaccine on a stage at a public event, and immediately spiraled into “erratic behavior?” The young CEO of Ascendance Biomedical was found dead on Sunday in Washington, D.C. at the age of 28.
Aaron Traywick was found dead on Massachusetts Avenue right in the middle of downtown Washington D.C., in a flotation therapy tank, which seems to be the equivalent of a sensory deprivation tank.
It was revealed by a couple other people who worked with him at Ascendance Biomedical, Tristan Roberts and Andreas Suermer, that he was discovered in this place.
“Aaron was a passionate visionary. He seemingly never tired as he brought people together to work on some of the most imposing challenges facing humanity,” Roberts said in a statement. “While many in the biohacking scene disagreed with his methods, none of them doubted his intentions. He sought nothing short of a revolution in biomedicine; the democratization of science and the opening of the flood gates for global healing.”
In February, Aaron Traywick and his peers attended the Austin, Texas “BodyHacking Convention.” Aaron injected himself with the company’s own experimental herpes vaccine at the last minute, when his peer was originally going to be the guinea pig.
He “quickly spiraled into erratic behavior” after, and shortly after the efforts of his biotech company were severely damaged due to his strange state of mind which emerged after the incident.
Vaccines can take weeks to even months for the immune reaction to fully kick in. Right on time within the usual 2 week period that vaccines take to cause the negative effects, he became the center of a bad situation in a week, in which he barricaded himself inside a lab space that belonged to other researchers in Florida for several hours, behaving very strangely. He reportedly changed the locks on the lab and created a strange situation.
So what could have happened to the man in D.C.? There are a few distinct possibilities here. One, like the HPV vaccine Gardasil, this experimental vaccine he created took several months to fully peak in negative immune response, and it killed him.
What’s the other possibility? Call Washington D.C. “spook-town”: you’ll know what I mean if you go there and feel the vibe. You can feel the presence of goons all around you, better believe all those politicians and people in power have the ability to use their money on murder.
If this young biotech CEO was really making waves, he might have found himself the target of some powerful individuals who absolutely have the money and the gall to have him taken out.
Was this guy a young Martin Shkreli, a competitor to big pharma who got popped, or did his experimental vaccine kill him?
(Image credit: Gizmodo)