Antisense oligonucleotide (ASO)-based therapeutics are becoming more and more popular as evidenced by the recent increase in market approvals and high value partnering transactions. ASOs fill a position not or insufficiently addressed by more traditional approaches. Recognizing this is what motivated us to develop our 3rd generation antisense platform LNAplus™. We concentrate on targets that are either considered as undruggable by conventional approaches or where we believe that Secarna’s LNAplus™-based ASOs have the potential to demonstrate superior safety and efficacy over other modalities.

We have established a successful partnership model complementing our molecule design and selection process. In the past, we have engaged in collaborations with internationally renowned centers of excellence in academia as well as leading industry partners.


Our leadership team consists of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry experts who are recognized for their contributions in the development of novel antisense therapies and bringing new, safe and efficacious treatments to patients.

Alexander Gebauer, MD, PhD

CEO & Managing Director

Before joining Secarna as CEO in December 2020, Alexander was CEO and Chairman at Omeicos Ophthalmics Inc, Cambridge, MD, US and served as CDO and Managing Director in the Berlin, Germany based sister company Omeicos Therapeutics GmbH.


Konstantin Petropoulos, PhD, MBA

CBO & Managing Director

Konstantin joined Secarna as CBO in June 2023. Before becoming part of the Secarna team, he was CEO of AMW GmbH. Prior to that, he held senior management positions in business development as well as commercialization at several biotech and pharma companies, including Leukocare AG, Bayer AG and MorphoSys AG. He also currently serves as CEO of sterna Biologicals GmbH.


Frank Jaschinski, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Frank joined Secarna in 2015 as its Chief Scientific Officer. He is an expert in discovery and development of antisense oligonucleotides.


Richard Klar, PhD

Chief Research Officer

Richard joined Secarna in 2016 and contributed to building up Secarna’s in-house pipeline, ASO platform and partnering business. He has taken roles of increasing responsibility since. Prior to his current position as Chief Research Officer, Richard has supported Secarna as Head of Research and Platform Development.



At Secarna, we enjoy a modern corporate culture and foster an open-minded, diverse and creative work environment where our team members can contribute and thrive. Together, we work towards our mission to discover and develop the next generation antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics.

We always welcome new ideas, fresh perspectives and look forward to connecting with exceptional scientific talents with a strong entrepreneurial spirit inspired by our Company’s mission to discover and develop the next generation antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics.

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