Our Mission and Who We Serve
Drug Hunter is a trusted, independent source of curated, factual information for the drug discovery community. Our goal is to provide an inclusive platform that empowers, educates, and connects professional drug hunters, and celebrates the important work being done by the heroes in our industry.
Subscribers to Drug Hunter typically have >12 years of industry experience, nearly half have been drug hunting for two decades or longer, and a significant number serve as senior executives at major public pharma and biotech companies. Drug Hunter subscribers work in every major public pharma and biotech company in the world, act as venture capitalists and investors, and are generally interested in bringing useful medicines to society.
We believe in:
Facts: we’re built on science and data, not opinion or manipulation
Community: drugs are discovered by a community effort, not individuals
Clarity: effective communication is key in a team sport like drug discovery
Curation: your time is valuable, so our information is visual, contextualized, easy to access and comprehend
Context: “why” matters – we don’t share information without tying it to why its important
We therefore aim to be:
Professional and trustworthy: our content is unbiased, reliable and high-value: we exist to create value FOR the community
Community-based: we’re built by the drug discovery community for the community
Inclusive and collaborative: if your goal is to bring useful medicines to society, you’re one of us
Clear and visual: we’re not an academic journal, we don’t use jargon if we don’t need to, and we present information in an easy-to-digest format
Positive and helpful: drug discovery professionals are our heroes and we’re here to help them
Why We Started
Drug Hunter was created by me, Dennis Hu, in my free time. I love the science and impact of drug discovery. I was tired of going online and seeing only negative press about our amazing industry, so I decided to build something online just for us. Drug Hunter exists to help drug hunters do what they do best, and celebrate the milestones and knowledge-generating setbacks along the way.
I’m based in South San Francisco, California, and am currently employed as a drug discovery scientist at Genentech, a subsidiary of Roche.
I started my career as a scientist and project team leader at a small US biotech startup (backed by GV, The Column Group, and Kleiner Perkins) from its inception to its initial public offering (NASDAQ: RAPT) and was a contributor to Ph. II candidate FLX475. I received my PhD in organic chemistry from Stanford working on asymmetric catalysis as an NSF Fellow and AbbVie Scholar. I completed an MPhil by research from Cambridge on a Churchill Scholarship, and a BA/MS from Northwestern as a Goldwater Scholar studying chemical synthesis.
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