Opening ceremony of IRCAD 3

IRCAD 3, the extension of our facility dedicated to #surgical #robotics, was inaugurated on Friday, October 15, 2021. It was an amazing evening filled with emotion and fine speeches, with a live presentation of our new robotic labs: – The CMR Surgical lab: a spin-off from Cambridge University, which demonstrated Versius, its video-assisted surgical robotic system. – The Medtronic lab: [...]

October 19, 2021

Professor Jacques Marescaux promoted to the rank of Commander of the Legion of Honor

Yesterday, Professor Jacques Marescaux was promoted to the rank of Commander of the Legion of Honor by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée palace. The French President praised the “revolutionary ideas” that have brought surgery “fully into the 21st century”. This honorary distinction is a source of pride for the IRCAD. It also demonstrates the influence of French surgery [...]

July 23, 2021

Visit of the Ambassador of Rwanda in France

We had the pleasure to welcome Dr. François Xavier Ngarambe, Ambassador of Rwanda in France, and Mrs. Ornella Kaze, second counselor. This visit was organized in the context of the construction of IRCAD Africa, in order to present the numerous projects that the Strasbourg and Kigali teams are working on together on a daily basis. We would like to thank [...]

April 30, 2021


COVID-laden aerosol leaks are an important risk for laparoscopic surgeons and OR staff. PORSAV (Protecting OR Staff from Aerosolized Virus) is a Horizon 2020 project developing a solution. The 18-month project takes a novel technology for surgical safety from prototype to mass production and distribution. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme [...]

February 15, 2021


We are delighted to announce our new partnership with CMR SURGICAL. Training sessions with their VERSIUS robot will begin on Wednesday, 26 August 2020! Our aim at CMR Surgical is to make minimal access surgery available to all. With VERSIUS we have designed a next-generation tool to fit seamlessly into today’s operating rooms, working in harmony with the surgeon to [...]

August 24, 2020

Opening of a 4th international branch: IRCAD Lebanon

The auditorium "Jacques Marescaux" was inaugurated by Prof. Antoine Maalouf, President of the French Hospital of the Levant in Beirut (Lebanon) and President of IRCAD Lebanon, on Saturday, July 20, with Jacques & Alice Marescaux and Michel Deneken, President of the University of Strasbourg.

July 21, 2019

First stone laying of IRCAD 3 – Construction of a brand-new building dedicated to robotic surgery

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Jean Rottner, President of the Grand Est region, Frédéric Bierry, President of the Bas-Rhin department council, Robert Hermann, President of the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg, Arnaud Delhaye, VP of MITG, Medtronic Europe, Michel Deneken, President of the University of Strasbourg, Sophie Béjean, Rector of the Academy of Strasbourg, Chancellor of the [...]

June 20, 2019

The National Academy of medicine organizes a delocalized session at the IRCAD institute

IRCAD welcomed the National Academy of Medicine to Strasbourg for a delocalized session which was held on an exceptional basis, yesterday within the IRCAD premises and which gathered around 100 academicians and leading experts along with 3 former health ministers, namely Michèle Barzach, Philippe Douste-Blazy, and Jean-François Mattéi. The National Academy of Medicine delocalizes its sessions once a year to [...]

May 22, 2019

Marius Lavet prize awarded to Prof. Luc Soler, IRCAD’s scientific director

Prof. Luc Soler, IRCAD’s scientific director, received the Marius Lavet prize this month in Paris, which is awarded to engineers for their innovative work and their contribution to economic and social development. This prestigious prize highlights inventors and their project which can then be developed by companies. This marks the successful result of 25 years of research conducted by Luc [...]

March 28, 2019


Création d’une nouvelle extension de l’IRCAD au sein des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg

L’IRCAD 3 est un nouveau bâtiment de 2 200 m2, implanté à l’avant de l’IRCAD, en continuité avec les deux bâtiments existants, dans l’enceinte des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg. Il sera dédié au développement de la recherche et de la formation dans le domaine de la robotique chirurgicale.

February 28, 2019

A new R&D team for IRCAD Africa

David Sixela, Roger Mizero, and Aimable Muzuri have just arrived in Strasbourg to complete their training begun in Kigali in 2018 and to conduct several application projects with the R&D team of IRCAD/IHU, run by Alexandre Hostettler.

January 24, 2019