Is Qu For You?

“You can teach skills, but you can’t teach character. We hire character.”

~ Dr. Hal Gunn, CEO of Qu Biologics

In 2007, Qu Biologics was founded with a vision to develop treatments that restore health in a way compatible with our body’s own healing capacities. This very different approach and vision is reflected in the innovation, passion and excitement that inspire us in our work.


We’re onto something.

We believe that nurturing the body’s own healing process is common sense. We appreciate the power of the immune system and its ability to heal. Rather than blocking or stimulating a single receptor or pathway, SSI treatments aim to restore the body’s normal immune response – we believe this could revolutionize the way chronic disease is treated. Our novel approach to engaging innate immune function was discovered through promising observations in patients. We then turned to animal models to show how it worked and why it worked.

Small team. Big ideas.

Since our inception in 2007, we have developed a platform of immunomodulators, demonstrated efficacy in a variety of animal models, conducted a compassionate use program of 272 patients with advanced cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune arthritis with promising early results, attracted investment from a strong group of long term committed investors, and completed three clinical trials in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and lung cancer. These are big accomplishments for a team of less than 20 employees. We attribute this success to the character, passion, integrity and collaborative efforts of the talented professionals we continue to attract to our team.

Passion propels us.

We are passionate about our work and our lives, and believe meaningful work is essential. On any given day, you might find team members cycling to work or eating brown rice sushi. We believe in being accountable and working with integrity and that we have the opportunity to create an amazing company. We believe in a healthy lifestyle, a healthy mind and a balanced life. We are ambitious – at work and personally. Collectively, we are world travellers, yogis, marathoners, hikers, cyclists, rockclimbers, artists, physicians, researchers, geeks (all of us), gardeners, experimental chefs, and loyal friends.

We celebrate differences.

We work hard, play hard and bring fresh ideas that can shape the future of medicine. We seek ways to improve and innovate. We are diverse and we celebrate differences. We are not afraid to ask questions or challenge conventional ways of thinking since we believe that’s what breeds success and revolutionary ideas.

We’re going places.

We have big goals, a big vision and many more exciting milestones to achieve. In addition to our clinical trials in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and lung cancer, we are planning larger, multi-centre clinical trials in inflammatory bowel diseases. We have multiple preclinical research university collaborations. We believe that we’re on to something – and that we are paving the way in developing treatments that are compatible with the body’s own healing process. We invite you to be part of the innovation and growth at Qu.

Our vision

“Our vision is to restore health through rebalancing the body’s own immune system; transforming the way we treat chronic disease.”

To view current job openings, visit our current opportunities page.