The Coloplast History
Coloplast’s roots lie in the desire to help others. In 1954, nurse Elise Sørensen found herself searching for a way to coax her sister out of isolation. Thorax was afraid to go out in public after her ostomy operation, worrying that her stoma would cause an embarrassing leak. Elisa gave her sister a new lease on life by creating an ostomy bag with an adhesive ring that fit tightly on the skin to prevent leakage.
Today, Coloplast specializes in helping a wide range of patients find innovative solutions to their personal healthcare needs. We’ve been named the company with the top reputation by the independent UK research organization PatientView four years in row, illustrating our commitment to compassionately addressing concerns such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.