Our history

Innovation is part of our heritage and a key driver to our continued operational excellence.

The story of Wellspect

Wellspect was formerly part of Swedish Astra Tech, which had a dental business and a healthcare business. In 2011, Dentsply Sirona (previously Dentsply International), the world’s largest manufacturer of dental implants acquired Astra Tech. The dental business was merged into Dentsply, while a new monolithic brand was developed for the healthcare business which became known as Wellspect HealthCare. Wellspect is an industry-lead in the field of continence care. Making a real difference is tied to the history of our company. In 1983, we invented LoFric, the world's first hydrophilic catheter which revolutionized the catheter market and radically transformed the end-user experience. Innovation continues to be a cornerstone of our business. It underpins our mission to make a real difference, now and for the future.

Our Heritage