Elise Sørensen

How we develop high-quality products

Learn about the steps leading up to delivering your ostomy solution.

Ever since nurse Elise Sørensen first came up with the idea that lead to the world's first disposable ostomy bag in 1954, Coloplast has been trying to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs.

Innovation and product development

Driven by passion

It was Elise Sørensen's passion and commitment that helped create the world's first disposable ostomy pouch, and we are still guided by that passion and commitment in our search for solutions that do an even better job of making a difference for the people who depend on our solutions.

Living up to international standards

Our products are subject to tough quality requirements, in order to make sure that they follow key international legislation and standards. We also document the safety of our products through several testing methods.

Quality in all details

Coloplast has a comprehensive set-up to control that our products are of consistent high quality. We systematically collect information about quality issues and feed this into our development and research processes.

We must live up to an extensive set of regulations. We monitor our compliance through internal management processes as well as at frequent internal and external audits.

Safety comes first

Coloplast is committed to informing users about the safe handling of our products. In our product information and on our website, we describe how Coloplast products should be used and how they can impact your quality of life.

Instructional videos

  • The innovation behind SenSura® Mio

    Watch the fascinating story behind our new innovative range of SenSura Mio products.

  • The Coloplast history

    It all started back in 1954. Nurse Elise Sørensen was concerned by the dramatic change in her sister's lifestyle following an ostomy operation.

  • Stronger together

    Since the beginning we have put consumers first.

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