Pain Care Labs (formerly MMJ Labs) was established in 2006 by pediatric emergency physician and pain researcher Amy Baxter. Inspired by the need to control needle pain, Dr.Baxter Pain Care Labs (formerly MMJ Labs) was established in 2006 by pediatric emergency physician and pain researcher Amy Baxter. Inspired by the need to control needle pain, Dr. Baxter set out to develop reusable, physiologic products for home and hospital. Initial R&D funded by the NIH launched the flagship product Buzzy®, a palm sized device combining cold and vibration. When placed "between the brain and the pain", the competing stimuli can eliminate or inhibit pain.
Since the official product launch in 2009, Buzzy® has been used by over a quarter million patients to block needle pain. Buzzy is in over 5,000 hospitals and clinics, with over 150,000 units sold and 35 million needle procedures performed.
With multiple patents and FDA 510 (k) clearances to control pain from IVs, blood draws, cosmetic injections, and injuries and treat myofascial trigger point pain, muscle restriction and tension, the company's product line includes VibraCool ® Cryovibration and DistrACTION® products.
Founded By A Physician
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Dr. Baxter directs innovation, invention, operations and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include the 2009 1.1M NIH SBIR, writing and overseeing patent strategy, and successfully pursuing 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, Scottish Rite, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta while founding Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED.