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The future of healthcare, decentralized

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Price: £7.00 /per person
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Healthcare is suffering from stagnation. Costly barriers to market entry have prevented promising therapies from reaching those who need them. Big Pharma has focused on costly, long-term treatments rather than affordable, cost-effective cures.

However, decentralization allows us to move past this paradigm.

In this talk, Aaron Traywick and Matt Johnstone of Ascendance Biomedical will share their vision for how cutting edge biomedical technologies can be made available to everyone - without hassle.

The speakers will draw on their experience with medical solutions in fields such as gene therapy transfection, senolytics, plasmid therapies that provide resistance to viruses, rejuvenation of ovaries, and a vaccine for lung cancer.

They will also outline the potential usage of cryptotokens and a D.A.O. (distributed autonomous organization) to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative new healthcare therapies.

About the speakers:

Aaron Traywick ( is the CEO of Ascendance Biomedical (AB), and also serves as the Managing Director of AB's Inovium brand and the Inovium Ovarian Rejuvenation Trials, working with a team of professional researchers, clinicians, and organizers around the world to explore new, safe, and affordable innovations in fertility sciences.

Previously, Aaron was the COO and co-founder of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute.

Matt Johnstone ( is a co-founder of Ascendance Biomedical and is the Policy Coordinator of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute. Matt is based at the University of York where is carrying out studies in genetics.

About Ascendance Biomedical:

Ascendance Biomedical ( describes itself as a novel corporation founded with an ambitious goal in mind: "We want to make it easier for everyone to gain access to life-saving treatments - without the hassle. We are a team of physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs unified in the mission to save and improve lives."

Ascendance Biomedical aims to provide products and services which enable customers to access the most cutting-edge biomedical technologies & treatments in the world.

Meeting logistics:

2pm-4pm, Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Venue: Room 532, Birkbeck College (, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.

Room 532 is on the 5th floor in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.

Coffee and other light refreshments can be purchased from the Costa Coffee shop in the reception area of the building, either ahead of or after the meeting.

The event will be followed by a chance to continue the discussion in a nearby pub - The Marlborough Arms (, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.

Event hashtag:

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Wifi access:

Wireless network: BBK-Guest
Username: Londonfuturists4
Password: cnkRb7

(This account is restricted to the day of the event.)

Covering meeting costs:

A small fee (£7) is payable to attend this meetup. This fee covers room hire costs. Please pay in advance, online, after you RSVP.

(NB you don't need a PayPal account to use the PayPal interface.)

This will be refunded if the meeting is cancelled or rearranged, or if the attendee cancels at least 2 days before the meetup.

In case of difficulty using the meetup app to RSVP and pay, please use a laptop or desktop web browser.

Alternatively, if there are still seats available, payment of £10 in that case can be made in cash at the door on the day. (Requesting payment in advance assists with accurate planning of the event.)

Journalists are welcome to attend the meeting free-of-charge - please contact the organiser, notifying us in advance of your plans to attend.