On October 9, 2015, the board of directors of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (now the Science History Institute) approved a merger with the Life Sciences Foundation. On October 11, the Life Sciences Foundation board approved the same plan. On December 1, 2015, the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Life Sciences Foundation finalized their historic merger. The merged organization covers the history of the life sciences and biotechnology along with the history of the chemical sciences and engineering—two of the largest and most significant branches of modern science and technology.
Learn more about the history of our merged organization dedicated to documenting the history of science, technology, medicine, and industry.