IEEE has been involved in and continues to richly seed several life science disciplines. Within IEEE there is a variety of ongoing research in areas of convergence, publications, conferences, and educational outreach.

As a transition from the Life Sciences Initiative which was approved by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2010, the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC) became operational in 2014. LSTC fosters collaboration and communication among an array of IEEE Societies making contributions in the Life Sciences, to provide a broad-based home for IEEE members who are interested in some aspect of the life sciences. LSTC also seeks to create a virtual community for stakeholders that have interests in technology and its application in life sciences, including technology companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical company researchers, and university researchers.

With the breadth of the organization, IEEE is able to provide a wide diversity of expertise, information, resources, and the vision necessary to realize the full potential of rapidly-advancing life science fields.