Lyophilization Technology

Project Directors

Edward Trappler"What makes LTI unique is our group who appreciate how significant it is having an important product available for the benefit of patients. It is inspiring to collaborate with dedicated and talented scientists and staff that make extraordinary things happen." - Edward H. Trappler, President
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Michael Thomas, Senior Research Scientist, Project Director

Mike Thomas, Senior Research Scientist and Project Director, has been with LTI for over 21 years. He is responsible for project coordination from concept through clinical manufacturing, including, product and process development, technical support, troubleshooting, and clinical trial material manufacturing. Mike's technical focus is product design in novel container closure delivery systems such as dual chamber cartridges and syringes.

Mike started with LTI in 2001 as a Research Technician. Over the years he was promoted to Associate Scientist, Research Scientist, and then his current role as Senior Research Scientist. Mike is also a member of the LTI Scientific Advisory Board.

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arcadia University. He is also holds a Masters in Pharmaceutics from Temple University. He has been published in Pharmaceutical Technology and has authored and presented podium and poster presentations to the industry.

Jason Angstadt, Scientist II and Project Director

Jason Angstadt has been with LTI for over 9 years. He is responsible for project coordination from concept through clinical manufacturing, including product and process development, technical support, troubleshooting, and clinical trial material manufacturing. Jason's technical focus is dual chamber cartridge processing.

Jason began his career at LTI as a Development Technician I in 2013. Over the years, he has been promoted to Development Technician II, III, and his current position as a Scientist II. Prior to joining LTI, Jason began his career at Teleflex working in the materials test lab on the research and development of medical devices.

Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and History from Albright College. He holds a Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temple University. He has authored and presented poster presentations at focused industry events.

Komal Khokhal, Scientist II and Project Director

Komal Khokhal began working with LTI in 2020 and currently she holds the role of Scientist II and Project Director. She is responsible for project coordination from concept through clinical manufacturing, including product and process development, technical support, troubleshooting, and clinical trial material manufacturing.

Komal attended Long Island University of New York and received her Masters in Industrial Pharmacy after receiving her Bachelor of Pharmacy in India. Prior to joining LTI, Komal began her career at Navinta and SunGen Pharma working as Formulation Scientist and focused on sterile injectable product development for 8 years. which helps to build her strong CMC technical background including formulation development, tech transfer and manufacturing control.

Kyle T. Foisy, Scientist I and Project Director

Kyle Foisy, Scientist I and Project Director, joined LTI in 2017. He is responsible for project coordination from concept through clinical manufacturing, including product and process development, technical support, troubleshooting, and clinical trial material manufacturing. Kyle's technical focus is data analytics and process improvement. He also holds the position of Safety Officer at LTI.

Kyle began his career at LTI as a Development Technician I in 2017. During his time at LTI, he has been promoted to Development Technician II, III, Associate Scientist I, II, and his current position as Scientist I.

Kyle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Temple University as well as a Certificate in Programming. After joining LTI, he earned a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Science from Temple University.