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Ropack Announces International Serialization Hub: A Unique Solution to the November 2017 Mandate

November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 – Montreal, Canada – Ropack Pharma Solutions announces it will launch an international serialization hub as a practical solution for pharmaceutical organizations and contract packaging partners that are not serialization-ready by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) mandated deadline.

Through the serialization hub, packaged pharmaceutical products are sent by an organization’s in-house packaging team or contract partners to Ropack’s Montreal facility. There the packaged products are serialized as required – to the product, the carton or the palette. The serialized product is then shipped, as directed, to a distribution network in the U.S. or Canada, a warehouse for aggregation with other orders or to international destinations which have already adopted serialization.

“Our serialization hub is an efficient alternative,” notes Paul Dupont, Ropack’s VP of Marketing and Business Development. “Becoming serialization-ready is a complex, time-consuming and expensive undertaking which is not practical for every company.” Dupont points out that his company’s serialization hub reduces an organization’s capital expenditures, need for increased personnel and the multifaceted coordination serialization requires.

“A significant benefit is that pharma companies can continue to use their trusted contract packagers – or in-house team – then outsource the serialization component to Ropack.”

According to Dupont, an added benefit is that international shipping from Canada is significantly easier than from the U.S.


Ropack Pharma Solutions (RPS) brings solid oral dosage packaging solutions to leading pharmaceutical and natural health organizations: bottle, flip-top vial, blister (cold formed and thermoformed), stick-packs, sachets, strip-packs. RPS’s International Serialization Hub will provide a practical solution for organizations not serialization-ready by November 2017. Headquartered in Montreal, RPS offers the highest level of quality along with gold-standard technology and a responsive, cross-trained staff. Since 1976.