Ropack provides contract manufacturing and primary and secondary packaging for solid oral dosage, warehousing and distribution worldwide.
Our services support the vision of our customers, which include more than 90 leading pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare organisations in North America and Europe, by providing 100% customer satisfaction, reducing product launch timelines and expediting custom packaging requirements from clinical trials through scaling-up and commercial launches.
Comprehensive packaging solutions for pharmaceutical products
Ropack’s primary packaging services include blister packaging, stick-pack packaging, sachet and pouch filling, and bottle packaging for tablets, capsules and powders.
Our pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging facilities comply with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) and are licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada. We also hold a Natural Health Product license.
Ropack operates 241,000ft² of manufacturing space, including 35 class 100000 clean rooms in multiple state-of-the-art facilities in Montreal, Quebec. Our ample capacity brings operational and logistical efficiencies by running products on custom lines designed for shorter runs and quick changeovers, particularly for smaller Canadian market volumes.
Formulation development for the whole product lifecycle
If you’re bringing a product to market, or if you have a new idea or approach, Ropack is an ideal partner in pharmaceutical formulation development. Our experience, expertise and state-of-the-industry facilities help you bring your idea to life.
Our pharmaceutical formulation development services include proof of concept, active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) characterisation, pre-formulation, formulation and process development, analytical method development, and Phase I and II clinical trial material manufacturing and packaging.
Contract manufacturing services for pharmaceutical clients
Ropack’s pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services are carried out in cGMP-compliant and FDA-licensed facilities and our capabilities meet the exact requirements of our customers.
Our pharmaceutical manufacturing services include powder blending, encapsulation or double encapsulation, clinical trial manufacturing and packaging (CTM), syringe assembly and vial labelling under brief excursion time, and packaging for temperature and humidity-sensitive materials at 20% relative humidity (RH).
Primary and secondary packaging capabilities
Ropack’s primary pharmaceutical packaging methods meet the highest quality and safety standards. Primary contract packaging options include stick-pack packaging at low RH, temperature-controlled environments; cold-formed blister packaging with senior-friendly and child-resistant options; pouch filling of powders, solid oral dosage and liquids, including pouch filling under nitrogen and pouch filling within controlled-humidity environments; and bottling of powder and solid dosages.
Secondary pharmaceutical packaging is another vital part of the preparation process. Ropack’s secondary pharmaceutical packaging services ensure that your products are ready for market on time.
We procure and establish specifications for printed packaging materials and can fulfil a range of secondary packaging requirements. We insert bottles, blisters, stick-packs, pouches and leaflets into cartons, and inspect barcodes and pharmacodes using scanning and vision systems.
Blisters are packaged in thermo-sealed cards and are also available in wallet format. Patient kits are assembled for clinical trials according to specified requirements. Ropack can also offer labelling, syringe assembly and vial labelling services.
Pharmaceutical product warehousing and distribution services
Ropack provides warehousing and distribution services for commercial products and clinical trial materials in North America and Europe. From secure, stable storage to reliable shipment and delivery services, we can provide invaluable help in managing your products.
We handle the reception of finished products and the issuing of reception reports, as well as clinical trial distribution management, clinical trial return management, and the management or destruction of returned materials from clinical trials.
Our warehouse has both ambient and cold storage capabilities (2°C to 8°C), and the minimum and maximum temperatures of the warehouse and refrigeration unit are documented. We have two vaults for controlled substances (level nine security), with daily, weekly, monthly or annual biometric access inventory reports available.