Coloplast : The Trailblazer In Intimate Healthcare Needs
Kristian Villumsen, Ceo Elise Sorensen is a never-to-be-forgotten name when considering the advancements that have been made in intimate healthcare. Elise, a Danish nurse, had a sister named Thora, who had to go through an ostomy operation in 1954. Thora was afraid to go out in public after the operation, fearing that her stoma might leak from the metal/glass capsules or fabric/rubber bags, which people used at the time. Deeply moved by the plight of her sister, it was Elise who conceived the idea of the world’s first adhesive ostomy bag. Based on Elise’s idea, Aage Louis-Hansen, a civil engineer and plastics manufacturer, along with his wife Johanne Louis-Hansen, a trained nurse, created the first disposable ostomy bag attachable through an adhesive ring. It was a trailblazing invention that has since helped Thora, and thousands of people like her, to lead a normal life despite their medical condition.
This remarkable story also marked the origin of Coloplast [OTCMKTS: CLPBY], a pioneering medical devices and services provider that has made great strides in the healthcare landscape since then. Aage Louis-Hansen founded the company after the ingenious invention of the ostomy bag to aid patients in managing their deeply personal and private medical conditions. Over the years, Coloplast has introduced many ground-breaking products and services that have markedly advanced intimate healthcare. “We have helped make life easier for millions of people with intimate healthcare needs,” avers Kristian Villumsen, president and CEO of Coloplast. Today, Coloplast puts forth an extensive range of industry-leading products, services, and know-how on intimate healthcare needs, including ostomy care, continence care, wound and skincare, and interventional urology.
Leading the Way in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) and Urology Care
Coloplast has a whole span of products and services to aid patients in managing their bowel and bladder issues, including a diverse selection of male catheters, female catheters, bladder retention, and bowel incontinence products. In that regard, the company has introduced SpeediCath® Flex Coudé Pro that makes cathing easier for coude catheter users. Likewise, they have developed Conveen® Male external catheters (sometimes called condom catheters or urisheaths) and collecting bags (urine bags), which offer an alternative to diapers or absorbent products. The patients can choose from a range of male eternal catheters (MEC) and collecting bags, and customize the solution accordingly to suit their individual needs and convenience.
Meanwhile, Coloplast has also launched Peristeen® anal irrigation system, a trans-anal irrigation system for people who suffer from fecal incontinence and constipation. Using Peristeen® minimizes the likelihood of conditions like involuntary bowel leakage and constipation.
Coloplast has widened the scope of ostomy care so much so that they have an exclusive ostomy product portfolio designed specifically for premature babies and kids
Coloplast offers many such products that serve a wide set of patients with different medical conditions, such as bladder and bowel problems, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, and spina bifida.
Along with continence care, the company has a huge global market for its ostomy products and services, which covers all the stages, including preparation for an ostomy, dealing with problems after the ostomy surgery, and solutions to live a better life afterward. Interestingly, Coloplast has introduced trailblazing ostomy products that cater to the unmet requirements in the space. For instance, there has never been a pouching system that could fit over an outward peristomal area like hernias, bulges, and round abdomens before the advent of Coloplast’s SenSura® Mio Convex Flip. It is the first pouching system that was designed for patients with an outward area – the area around the stoma that rises from the abdomen creating a peak. SenSura® Mio Convex Flip’s curved star-shaped barrier is specially designed with BodyFit technology to brace the outward area with less creasing and folding, meeting all the challenges of outward body profiles. Coloplast correspondingly provides ostomy products and accessories that suit every kind of stoma and body shape. Similarly, Coloplast’s Brava® has a range of inventive ostomy-supporting products designed to help prevent leakage and skin issues.
Coloplast has widened the scope of ostomy care so much so that they have an exclusive ostomy product portfolio designed specifically for premature babies and kids -
SenSura® Mio Baby and SenSura® Mio Kids, thereby offering a complete range of ostomy care products that fit every body profile. “While it is uncommon for babies and kids to undergo stoma surgery, we want to make sure those who do have the best possible products. Despite it being difficult to create a great fit for the littlest of users, our latest products do just that,” states Villumsen.
SenSura® Mio Baby and SenSura® Mio Kids provide longer wear time, as babies have sensitive skin that needs as little interruption as possible. These products also include best practice guidelines developed by a team of vast experienced pediatric stoma care nurses. Such capabilities have won this product line the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019, an international award for high-quality, innovative designs.
The company has also made its mark in interventional urology by producing different kinds of surgical devices to help people who suffer from urological disorders, such as erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, weak pelvic muscles, kidney stones, and enlarged prostate.
Coloplast puts forth an extensive range of industry-leading products, services, and know-how on intimate healthcare needs, including ostomy care, continence care, wound and skincare, and interventional urology
Coloplast® Care – Complete Support and Education in Ostomy and Continence Care
What has further strengthened Coloplast today to go above and beyond in intimate healthcare is its support program that offers education and support via online educational articles and the company’s dedicated team of advisors and specialists. The patients can contact expert care advisors via phone or email for any information regarding ostomy and continence care.
Meantime, Coloplast® Care also provides dedicated support for healthcare professionals to aid their patients’ clinical and non-clinical needs. They offer product samples and tools to assist patients in their transitions, support them in finding the right supplier for the product and insurance needs, and give the patients access to monthly wellness education programs that address lifestyle issues.
Coloplast has also been incredible in its support in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical specialties like WOC care have already been facing significant challenges to accessing healthcare even before the onset of the pandemic. While the crisis has worsened the distress, Coloplast steadily maintained its worldwide supply of WOC care medical devices and services for its customers, thanks to its substantial global presence. The company has also been remarkably successful in aiding and engaging the patients amid the pandemic so that the patients could continue to manage their medical conditions.
Basking in the glory of such competencies, Coloplast has carved a niche for itself as the leading medical devices and services provider in ostomy and continence care. Currently, the company is also heavily investing in interventional urology to address the unmet requirements in the sector. Ever since its founding in 1957, Coloplast has continually challenged the status quo across every aspect of intimate healthcare and created innovative solutions that addressed the evolving patient needs. The company is well set to continue this course, making lives easier for millions of people by catering to their special needs.
Description Coloplast puts forth an extensive range of industry-leading products, services, and know-how today on intimate healthcare needs, including ostomy care, continence care, wound and skin care, and interventional urology
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