MEDU, Mexico-based cleantech producing sustainable medical apparel has raised $4 million in its seed round funding led by MaC Venture Capital, to improve its products and expand its services.

  • The fund will be used to expand its presence in the US, the cleantech startup claims. This financing is the first funding round raised by the apparel firm since launching in July 2021.
  • MEDU produces medical apparel that reduces harmful effects on the environment by generating less garbage and burning of cloth and saving up to 90% cost for its customers. It creates eco-friendly gowns, surgical hoods, and coveralls with resistant fabric offering 99.9% protection against viruses and bacteria, it claims.
  • MEDU product comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology that enables tracking of the washing cycle of each piece of equipment. Its apparel is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS).
  • The startup is growing 6x monthly and has shipped 7,000 kits this year, it claims. It currently operates in Mexico, Los Angeles and New York. It aims to divert 6,000 tons of hospital waste from landfills and incinerators by the end of 2022.