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INTERNATIONAL SERIALIZATION HUB

A unique solution for meeting the November mandate.

Your Trusted Serialization Partner

As trends in counterfeiting and product diversion spiral, Ropack provides an industry-leading serialization system that serializes beyond the unit level to the bundle, case and pallet levels, compliant with the USA FDA Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

International Serialization Hub
Ropack Pharma Solutions also provides serialization, using TraceLink technology, through an innovative option: an International Serialization Hub. The hub allows pharmaceutical organizations – or their contract packagers – to outsource serialization to RPS, without the added costs and complexities of setting up their own system.

Here's how it works:

Packaging

Your packaged pharmaceutical products are sent to our hub in Montreal, Canada – or we can package and serialize your products.

Serialization

We serialize to your specifications, compliant with DSCSA.

Distribution

Your newly serialized products are shipped to your distribution network around the globe or to your warehouse.

Your Key Benefits:

• Maintain your core manufacturing and packaging suppliers
• Generate significant labor and capital cost savings
• Meet the DSCSA mandate deadline

What we offer:

• Product/package serialization to the unit, bundle, case and pallet levels.
• Product/package aggregation into bundles, cases, and pallets
• Custom product/package design including artwork customization and barcode design
• 33 Class 100000 clean rooms within facilities totaling 241,000 sq. ft.
• Ample cGMP cold storage capabilities up to 400 pallets 

When you outsource your serialization to Ropack Pharma Solutions, you can be assured of a serialized supply chain that is proficient, verified and ready to safeguard your pharmaceutical product – and the prescribers and patients who depend on it.

Common Terms Used with Serialization:

What is Serialization and why do we need it?

SERIALIZATION is the association of a product/package (single saleable unit) with a unique, traceable serial number identifier.

AGGREGATION is physically combining a product/package from the unit level into bundles, cases and pallets for distribution. As the product/package is combined, the serial number of the aggregated unit (parent) is associated with the multiple serial numbers of the child units contained within it.

TRACK AND TRACE – Tracking a product is the ability for a pharmaceutical business to locate products within the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain. Tracing a product is the ability to identify each location the product is being moved from and to within the supply chain, including ‘Transaction Information’ — information about the product’s movement.

The U.S. FDA Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) mandates that all manufacturers of drug products mark products/packages with a ‘Product Identifier’ by November 27, 2017. For drugs destined for the U.S. market, the ‘Product Identifier’ includes a standardized barcode, serial number, lot number and expiration date. Serialization for the European Union is required for February 2019.

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