Our Mission

At Anacapa Clinical Research, Inc., our mission is  to innovate new therapies and solutions that address important public health concerns, meet critical unmet needs, and improve the health and quality of human lives.

Our Areas of Expertise

  • Medical devices, neuromodulation, electrical engineering, bioengineering, neurostimulation, neurophysiology et al.
  • IDE and post-market clinical trials, trial design, new business and intellectual property development, Class III devices, medical device design and testing.
  • Parkinson’s Disease, pain, headaches, bladder and bowel dysfunction, neurological and movement disorders, and vestibular dysfunction.

Our Team

Our team of Harvard-MIT trained engineers has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the medical device landscape and achieve your goals.

COURTNEY C. LANE, PH.D. — Chief Executive Officer

Courtney C. Lane, B.S. Rice University (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology)

Since founding Anacapa Clinical more than six years ago, Dr. Lane has been working with physicians and small businesses to achieve their medical device development, clinical trial, and funding goals. Dr. Lane has over a decade of experience navigating the development, funding, and regulatory landscape for medical devices both internationally and within the US. Dr. Lane brings a wealth of knowledge as well as a can-do attitude to all of her endeavors.

Dr. Lane earned her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, cum laude. She obtained her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where her thesis work focused on the neurophysiology of the auditory system. She then worked to develop hearing aid algorithms as a researcher at Rice University.

After leaving academia, Dr. Lane joined Boston Scientific, where she was instrumental in the development of the Deep Brain Stimulation program, working on all aspects of the device development, from R&D and test designs to clinical trial designs and regulatory submissions. Then, as the Director of Clinical Science and Strategy, Dr. Lane oversaw a team of clinical scientists developing Boston Scientific Neuromodulation’s clinical trial portfolio. Prior to founding Anacapa Clinical, Dr. Lane served as VP of Clinical Affairs for Axonics Modulation Technologies, where she was responsible for the design and execution of the clinical program.

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JOCELYN E. SONGER, PH.D. — Chief Scientific Officer

Jocelyn E. Songer, B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Biomedical Engineering); M.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Biomedical Engineering); Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology).

A Harvard- MIT trained Engineer and Neuroscientist, Dr. Songer brings more than 15 years of experience with health science research, biomedical engineering, and medical writing to Anacapa. An avid adventurer with more than 8,000 miles (13,000 km) of backpacking experience, including the Triple Crown of Hiking* and treks on 5 of 7 continents, Dr. Songer fuses real-world problem-solving with academic rigor in her goal-oriented approach to navigating the path from where we are to where we want to be.

Prior to joining Anacapa, Dr. Songer was a Research Engineer at Walter Reed Military Medical Center developing, implementing, and maintaining technology and experimental protocols for clinical trials and human studies of hearing, psychoacoustics, and balance. Dr. Songer’s previous work includes research in biophysics, sensory physiology, and neural signaling in the auditory system as faculty at Harvard Medical School, as well as development of life science training materials (eg. manuscripts, storyboards, study guides, slide decks, and exams) for eBooks, eTutorials, and print as a senior medical writer at Custom Learning Designs (CLD).

Dr. Songer’s areas of expertise include: medical device design and clinical evaluation, computational models of auditory physiology and disease, electrophysiology and biophysics, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, and medical writing.

* The Triple Crown of Hiking: End-to-end (thru-hikes) of the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)

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