is a philantropic entity representing donations made directly by Irina and Stéphane Lavallée on the one hand and the ISTELAR “fonds de dotation” on the other hand.
# Istelar Mission 1:
Irina and Stéphane Lavallée, directly or through the Istelar Fonds de dotation, encourage fundamental research and innovation in the field of surgery and medical interventions,
We specifically encourage research in the field of minimally invasive surgery and robotics, as well as complex and rare surgery.
# Istelar Mission 2:
Irina and Stéphane Lavallée, directly or through the Istelar Fonds de dotation, encourage the contemporary creation of different art styles & mediums.
The Lavallée family supports artists who evoke perceptions of familiar things in new ways, who interpret the world in new forms.