Introducing Amma™

Hair loss prevention for chemotherapy patients.

Amma™ (Portable Scalp Cooling System) is indicated for adults and is appropriate for patients with solid tumors.

About us

Patented and cleared by the FDA in 2021, Amma is the world’s first patient administered scalp-cooling solution. Based on current reimbursement available, Cooler Heads provides the Amma platform directly to infusion centers, giving patients access to this scalp cooling solution throughout their chemotherapy regimen.  Our objective is to make this option available at every infusion center across the country.

Cooler Heads transforms life for people diagnosed with cancer by giving them more control over how they experience the side effects of treatment. Cooler Heads’ debut product is Amma, an affordable and transportable scalp-cooling system that democratizes the innovative therapy. Amma™ gives people with cancer a choice in whether they lose their hair during chemotherapy. This impacts more than how they look; it impacts their entire sense of self, and it can improve their mental health and their recovery.

By partnering directly with Cooler Heads, healthcare providers can now provide the Amma technology straight to the patients they serve. For patients, this means having easier access to scalp cooling from those intimately invested in your day-to-day care.

Scalp Cooling vs Cold Capping. Patient walking thru infusion center while Scalp Cooling to preserve hair during chemo

“Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy are dealing with the hardest challenge one can face; keeping their hair is critical to their mental health, their sense of self, and their recovery process.”

Kate Dilligan, CEO

Why Amma™


Portable within infusion center

Easy to use


FDA cleared

How it works

Amma™ is designed to be portable and wholly self-administered by the patient. Due to the mobility of the unit, the patient can leave the infusion chair to complete their scalp cooling therapy anywhere in the infusion center.

Amma device is available at infusion center*

Receive capping components from infusion center

Watch the self-demo tutorial with Amma trainer

Begin scalp cooling treatment at infusion center

*Amma is currently available at participating infusion center locations and growing daily.

Executive Leadership Team

Kate Dilligan
Founder & CEO
Nick Disher
Head of Engineering
Courtney Turich
Global VP Sales & Marketing

Our story

Cooler Heads was founded in 2018 by Kate Dilligan, a tech entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor, to protect the dignity, privacy, and identity of cancer patients. After Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer, she spent $8,000 on traditional cold cap therapy. After talking with countless cancer patients frustrated by the high cost, poor fit, and difficulty of use of existing methods, Kate was determined to engineer a better way.

Cooler Heads’ Amma is the only portable, FDA-cleared scalp cooling unit available. With Amma, facilities across the country can now provide this treatment to eligible patients without compromising space and chair time.

Scalp Cooling for Chemo works
Kate and two of her nieces during Christmas 2016 halfway through 8 cycles of chemo.
patient closeup

Contact us

If you are interested in acquiring the Amma system at your hospital or infusion center, please call us at 619-930-9197, or email us at

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