Elise Sørensen creator of first disposable ostomy pouch

How we develop innovative products

Learn about our innovation in delivering ostomy solutions.

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

Innovation and development of Coloplast disposable ostomy pouch

Driven by passion

It was Elise Sørensen's passion and commitment that helped create the world's first disposable ostomy pouch. We are still guided by that passion and commitment in our search for new and improved solutions. We listen to people with intimate conditions and the healthcare professionals who care for them. We have dedicated ourselves to finding solutions that improve quality of life..


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