Ropack Inc. has announced the purchase of two pharmaceutical facilities in Long Island, New York. The acquisition significantly expands the company’s capabilities which will now include research and development, formulation, lab analysis and commercial and clinical manufacturing, complementing its well-established solid oral dosage packaging and clinical study distribution.
The buildings, formerly operated by Forest Laboratories, LLC, total 213,700 square feet and are a realization of Ropack Inc.’s strategic expansion plan. “It has been a longstanding goal to broaden our service offerings,” noted Yves Massicotte, President and CEO. “To establish a presence in the United States at the same time makes this acquisition ideal.” Activities in the US territory will be managed through Ropack USA Inc. Mr. Massicotte added that Ropack Inc. and Ropack USA Inc. will now be known as “Ropack Pharma Solutions.”
“The purchase of these two state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facilities on Long Island will enable Ropack Pharma Solutions to provide its current and future customers with comprehensive solid oral dosage development, manufacturing and packaging solutions,” remarked Paul Dupont, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “This acquisition will add considerable capacity and key technologies to support projects from formulation development through commercialization.”
Ropack Inc., celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, operates four facilities in Montreal, Canada, for the packaging of solid oral dosage in bottles, flip-top vials, blister packs, stick-packs and sachets. It also is a leading Canadian clinical trial depot. It counts among its current customers many of the largest and most-respected companies in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.