Clensta

Medical Devices and Products

Samridh support

Through the impact funds from SAMRIDH, Clensta will avail affordable capital for expanding its sales force and setting up direct distribution channels with established networks and players to increase volumes and minimize distribution channel margins, thereby strengthening the revenue streams. The partnership will further unlock additional debt funds from a Non-Banking Financial Company, exclusively for the promotion of the sale and deployment of its products in medical facilities in tier 2/ tier 3 cities. Thus, through SAMRIDH blended financing approach, Clensta has been enabled to generate returns for the commercial investor, create leverage on the philanthropic and donors’ funds, and lastly deliver high on-ground impact.

Geographical Focus
  • PAN India
Potential Impact
  • Reach

    2,100


    nursing homes & hospitals

1.7
million

hospitalized patients worldwide acquire healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) every year[1]

33
out of
100

hospitalized patients, in India, acquire HCAIs[2]

The increased incidences of hospital-acquired infections that were noted in COVID-19 patients has the reinforced need to ensure patient hygiene in hospital settings. The Low-to-Middle Income Countries (LMICs), including India, have additional risk factors contributing to HCAI acquisition, such as lack of resources and personnel, overcrowding and lack of appropriate cleaning supplies including soaps. Due to climate change and decreasing groundwater levels across the globe, water scarcity is another considerable challenge when it comes to tackling HCAIs. Cost-effective, waterless technology innovation is needed to provide hygienic solutions in places with acute water shortages.

Waterless products for critical care and ICU patients

Clensta, an award-winning start-up incubated at IIT Delhi, has created a portfolio of hygiene products using a novel waterless technology that enables cleansing and disinfection of the entire body without water. These products assist with the cleanliness and hygiene of bedridden individuals or patients in ICU care without water, making their application ideal for low-resource settings.The waterless solutions have been successfully deployed in hospital settings across India and to the Indian Armed Forces – Navy, Army, and CRPF. Clensta also manufactures a unique body lotion and long-lasting hand sanitizers that offer additional protection from viral contamination. The product design and packaging are designed with the perspective of minimizing plastic footprints.