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Coloplast is an international company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and services related to ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care.Coloplast was founded in 1957 by Aage Louis-Hansen, and his son Niels Peter Louis-Hansen owns 20% of the company and is Deputy chairman.. It employs more than 7,500 people and operates around the world, with sales activities in 53 countries and production in Denmark, Hungary, France, China and the US. It has its headquarters in Humlebæk, Denmark. Its U.S. headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The company supplies products to hospitals and institutions as well as wholesalers and retailers. In selected markets, Coloplast is a direct supplier to consumers.The company had revenues of DKK 10.17 billion in 2010/2011. Europe constitutes the biggest market with 73% of sales while 17% of sales are in North America and 10% in the rest of the world.Coloplast is noted on the Danish Stock Exchange, and has for a number of years been represented among the 20 most traded shares in the country.Coloplast was included in Ethisphere's 2012 edition of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" listing. In 2013 Coloplast was listed as the 12th most innovative company by Forbes Magazine Wikipedia.

A method of treating pelvic organ prolapse in a female patient by accessing a prolapsed organ trans-vaginally through a vagina is disclosed. The method includes making an incision through a wall of a vagina of the female patient, and providing an implant with a mesh having a mass density of 50 g/m

A method of treating urinary incontinence in a person includes fabricating a device having a rod connected between a proximal portion that is insertable into a urinary bladder and a distal portion that is circular in lateral cross-section, and inserting the proximal portion into the urinary bladder and the rod in a urethra extending away from the urinary bladder. The method includes instructing the person to pass urine by pushing the distal portion in a proximal direction inward, thus lifting the proximal portion out of engagement with an exit region of the urinary bladder, and allowing the flow of urine to exit the urinary bladder through the urethra.

A tool includes a brace and a hook. The brace includes two posts extending from a base portion. The two posts include a first post that is spaced a distance apart from a second post, with the first post disposed in a first plane and the second post disposed in a second plane that is not the same as the first plane. A side of the base portion opposite from the first post and opposite from the second post includes a recess formed in the base portion. The hook is connected to a handle. The hook has a first section attached to the handle, a second section that is curved to have a J-hook curvature configured for accessing an obturator foramen of the patient, and a third section including a tip. The tip of the hook is removably insertable into the recess formed in the base portion.

A device implantable in tissue of a prostate gland or a bladder is described. The device includes a device body, a retrieval portion, a medicament, and a medicament carrier. The device body includes a first end and a second end opposite of the first end. The first end has a sharp tip adapted for penetrating the tissue. The retrieval portion connected to the second end of the device body. The medicament is applied to the device to therapeutically treat the prostate gland or the bladder. The carrier is a hydrogel, a silicone based material, an elastomer, a proteinaceous material, a polyethylene glycol material, a carbohydrate material, or a polysaccharide carbohydrate material that provides controlled delivery of the medicament over a duration of time.

A package configured for storing and dispensing a tubular section of a urinary catheter includes a wall forming a spiral pattern on an interior surface of the package, a cavity, an outlet, a channel connecting the outlet and the cavity, and a by-pass flow path connected with the outlet. The spiral pattern extends from a central region of the package to an outer periphery of the package, with the spiral pattern of the wall forming a spiral space located between the wall and an adjacent section of the wall. The cavity is formed in the outer periphery of the package. The outlet is formed in the outer periphery of the package separate from the cavity.

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