IEEE Life Science Technical Community (LSTC)

The IEEE Life Science Technical Community (LSTC) provides a broad-based home for IEEE members and societies who are interested in aspects of the life sciences together with stakeholders from technology companies, hospitals, government organizations, pharmaceutical company researchers, and university researchers. Furthermore, along with the objective of IEEE, “Advancing Technology for the Benefit of Humanity”, the Life Sciences Community relies on its Life Sciences & technology practitioners to study the positive as well as the negative effects of technology on users and organizations.

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What’s New

The 2019 IEEE 1st Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies (LifeTech 2019) is a newly launched annual international conference sponsored by IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community. Carrying forward this successful momentum, LifeTech 2019 will bring together top technical professionals from the life science industry and academia, to exchange information and results of state‐of‐the‐art work on systems, devices, technologies, processes, and applications. Attending LifeTech 2019, researchers, system developers, and service providers will be able to share their ideas, designs, and experience in emerging technologies.
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The 41st International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 23–27, 2019.
The overarching theme is “Biomedical engineering ranging from wellness to intensive care”. The Full Papers Submission deadline is February 5, 2019.

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IEEE Life Sciences Bringing Together Expertise from Various Societies
By Nahum Gershon

IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community Bringing Together Expertise from Various IEEE Societies

IEEE is able to provide a wide diversity of expertise, information, and resources that are related to health and to the life sciences. This expertise, however, is often distributed across many organizations, thus posing challenges for integrating the expertise and collaboration among organizations. One of the important functions of the Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC) is its ability to bring together expertise from the various IEEE societies and organizations and have these entities work as a whole.

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Artificial Leaf as Mini-Factory for Medicine

Luminescent Solar Concentrator-based Photomicroreactor (LSC-PM, artificial leaf for organic synthesis), research by PhD Dario Cambie (right) & Timothy Noël (left), group Micro Flow Chemistry and Process Technology, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, TU Eindhoven. photo: TU/e, Bart van OverbeekePhoto: TU Eindhoven / Bart van Overbeeke

Chemical engineers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed an artificial leaf that can act as a mini-factory for producing drugs, an advance that could allow medicines to be produced anywhere there is sunlight.

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