Wellspect Healthcare is a Swedish company that used to be affiliated with the massive multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which was founded in 1999 through the merger of two companies, Astra AB and Zeneca Group. Astra AB operated Astra Tech, which focused on medical devices. The combined AstraZeneca sold off Astra Tech, which includes what would …

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Hollister® Incorporated is an American company that was founded in 1921 by a 23-year-old named John Dickinson. Beginning as a printing company, Hollister®’s offerings evolved to include medical products, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that they started getting involved in the ostomy space. Their involvement in continence products came thereafter, and they now own …

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Cure Medical

Cure Medical was founded by Bob Yant in Newport Beach, California in 2007, making it one of the younger companies that are covered on this site. Bob is a quadriplegic with a C-5 level injury; his personal experience with spinal cord injury (SCI/D) and catheters have played a large role in shaping the values and …

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Bard/Becton Dickinson

C.R. Bard, Inc. was founded in 1907 in New York City (though it wasn’t formally incorporated until 1923). Bard is one of the original innovators in the catheter space, introducing the foley catheter in 1934 and the first latex balloon catheter in 1960. The company began expanding outside of catheters in the 1960s, and became …

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ConvaTec is a global medical products and technology company that specifically focuses on products for the management of chronic conditions, including incontinence. Their company purpose is to improve the lives of the people that they touch, and they make products that deliver on a promise of mobility, confidence, and freedom. ConvaTec values caring for people, …

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Coloplast® is a Danish company that was founded in 1957 by Aage Louis-Hansen, a civil engineer and plastics manufacturer, who developed an idea by Elise Sorensen, a nurse, into the world’s first ostomy bag. Their mission is to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs, specifically by listening to them and their nurses. …

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