About Us

Innovative Products

ICT offers reliable solutions for cellular analysis and immunoassay development. Explore our cell viability assay kits, ELISA reagents, and recombinant proteins.

Laboratory Services

ICT’s service laboratory specializes in immunoassay optimization, ELISA development and manufacturing, conjugation, lyophilization, and more. Save time, and build a better assay with us today.

Technical Support

Questions about your project? Call and speak directly to the inventors of our products to troubleshoot your assays, plan out a project, or chat about your cell cultures.

Global

ICT serves customers conducting research around the world. Our global distributor network can get you the products you need quickly.

Company History

Founded in 1994 by four managing partners, ImmunoChemistry Technologies has grown to become a strong business with an international distributor network and loyal and ever-expanding customer base working in biomedical research labs all over the world.

After starting out as a contract laboratory focusing on custom immunoassay development and ELISA reagents, ICT expanded its product lines in 1999. At that time, the company developed detection reagents for cell death and related areas of basic research. Today, ICT has over 30 distributors selling these products worldwide.

Sally Hed

Sally Hed

President, Chief Manager, Owner

Sally Hed is President, Chief Manager, and owner of ImmunoChemistry Technologies (ICT); she provides strategic direction and oversees all day-to-day operations of the company. Her first role with the company was as a scientist when it was in its start-up phase. Over the next 20 years, she helped develop products and build the company into the profitable business it is today, with a solid customer base and an international distributor network serving labs all over the world. Sally became sole owner in 2016 after buying out the other partners upon their retirement. She earned a bachelor’s degree in genetics and cell biology from the University of Minnesota in 1991 and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in 1999. She has always been interested in biology and seeks to understand how cells differentiate into specific tissue types, reproduce, and die. She is honored to be a part of the medical research community to help cure diseases by providing reagents which have been cited in over 1500 publications.

Brian Lee, Ph.D.

Brian Lee, Ph.D.

Technical Consultant R&D

Dr. Brian W. Lee co-founded ICT in 1994 and served as its Chief Manager and eventually President from October 2011 until March 2016.  On March 31st 2016, Dr. Lee and his wife sold their 2/3 ownership interest to their long time business partner, Ms. Sally Hed. He has been retained as a member of the company staff, acting in the role of technical advisor. His present role is focused upon assuring a smooth hand-off of ICT’s technical expertise to the remaining R&D staff.  His prior responsibilities included the development of new products, managing contract ELISA development projects, and overseeing research & development and production activities. Previous to founding ICT, Dr. Lee developed ELISAs at R&D Systems and rapid assay concepts at SurModics. In 1992, Dr. Lee earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota, Department of Veterinary PathoBiology. Research focus: methods development for serodiagnosis and nasal swab (direct virus detection) of Influenza A virus infection in swine.

Tracy Murphy

Tracy Murphy

Director of R&D and Quality Control

Tracy started her career at ICT in 2003 as a Production & Research Associate where she was responsible for the manufacture and QC of ICT’s entire product catalog. As a new graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology, she welcomed the opportunity to hone her budding skills as a bench level scientist under the direction of ICT’s chief scientific staff. Before long she was making contributions to custom laboratory service jobs and R&D projects, eventually taking on more of a leadership role and helping to grow the company into what it is today. These days Tracy directs ICT’s scientific staff, working to expand our product offerings with a specific focus on our life science tools/cell status indicator products for monitoring a wide range of intracellular parameters.

Jacqueline Carville

Jacqueline Carville

Marketing Director

Jacqueline Carville is the Director of Marketing at ImmunoChemistry Technnologies where she focuses on providing comprehensive, user-friendly content to assist life science researchers in optimizing their project pipelines. She obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Genetics and Life Science Communication. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to ICT, Jacqueline spent several years marketing and presenting bioinformatics software tools. Jacqueline frequently presents in webinars and at conferences, and is passionate about offering innovative solutions to challenging technical problems.

Kristi Strandberg, Ph.D.

Kristi Strandberg, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Dr. Kristi Strandberg joined ICT in 2015 as a Staff Scientist. Her responsibilities include research and development of new products, assay development support, and providing customer technical support. Previous to joining ICT, Dr. Strandberg developed and validated antibody-based analytical test methods at Emergent BioSolutions. In 2009, Dr. Strandberg earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota’s Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology PhD Program, and then went on to perform post-doctoral research at The Ohio State University.

Becky Carlson

Becky Carlson

Office Manager

Becky started out as a part time employee in 2010 primarily working from home as an accounting associate.  As the company grew Becky took on additional responsibilities including shipping, assisting with marketing and managing the day to day tasks of running an office.  This lead to her to go full time and become ImmunoChemistry’s office manager.  Becky’s favorite part of working for a small business is the variety of work she gets to do. Her educational background includes a BA from the University of Minnesota.

Michelle Gagne

Michelle Gagne

Laboratory Production Manager

Michelle graduated from St. Catherine University with a BA in Biology. She originally aspired to be a nurse, but had strong analytical skills and switched her major to biology. She previously worked in agricultural research, but is currently much happier having a job in the life sciences industry.

Alison Westcot

Alison Westcot

Shipping and Marketing Associate

Alison has been with ICT for two years as a shipping and marketing associate. She attended College of the Desert in California, studying communications. She enjoys learning about the companies ICT serves and their research and says it feels great to know that in some way she is doing her part to help cure diseases and heal people.