Humlebaek | Denmark

Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions.

The Coloplast story begins back in 1954. Elise Sørensen is a nurse. Her sister Thora has just had an ostomy operation and is afraid to go out in public, fearing that her stoma might leak. Listening to her sister’s problems, Elise conceives the idea of the world’s first adhesive ostomy bag.

Based on Elise’s idea, Aage Louis-Hansen, a civil engineer and plastics manufacturer, and his wife Johanne Louis-Hansen, a trained nurse, created the ostomy bag. An ostomy bag that helps Thora – and thousands of people like her – to live the life they want to lead.

From getting to the grocery store to biking up a mountain. Users’ hopes and aspirations fuel our passion to find new ways to help make their lives easier. The dedication of doctors and nurses drives us to provide the products and support they need to deliver the best treatment and care. In everything we do, we are committed to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Even when easy is the hardest thing to do.

Coloplast is built on the ability to listen to users’ needs – and respond with solutions that make their lives easier.
We constantly strive to develop this mindset. Only when we think from a user’s perspective – understanding the full context of their lives and not just their medical condition – can we develop solutions that really meet their needs and move care forward.


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