Yostra Labs Comes Under Villgro Incubation Portfolio


Kochi; Villgro, the leading social enterprise incubator, has added one more nascent firm to its incubation portfolio – Yostra Labs, a Bengaluru-based startup developing several devices to diagnose and treat the complications of diabetes.

The company is being funded by Marico Innovation Foundation, a driver of innovation in social and business spheres.

The growing threat of diabetes is well known. Approximately 30 per cent of the diabetic population in low and middle-income countries suffers from
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (permanent damage to nerves in the feet, owing to diabetes). Half of those will develop foot ulcers due to their condition. The poor are significantly at risk because of inadequate management of their condition.

Yostra is developing a diagnostic device called ‘Sparsh’ for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and a treatment device called ‘Kadam’ for diabetic foot ulcers.

“Both our products have been developed specifically to enable mass screening of diabetic patients at primary and secondary healthcare centres and resource-poor settings making treatment accessible to patients from all socio-economic strata,” says Vinayak Nandalike, founder of Yostra.