Parata’s Story

In 2001,

Pharmacist Parata Founder

a pharmacist,

Rocket Scientist Parata Founder

a rocket scientist,

Investment Banker Parata Founder

an investment banker,

and a salesman

walked into a bar.

What sounds like the start of a joke is the beginning of our story. These are Parata’s four founders. They came together to solve a problem: pharmacy teams were spending more time filling prescriptions than counseling customers. Backed by an angel investor who shared their vision, the Parata team set out to create the best robot the pharmacy industry had ever seen. To top it off, our robot did what no other could: it capped the vials.

What sounds like the start of a joke is the beginning of our story. These are Parata’s four founders. They came together to solve a problem: pharmacy teams were spending more time filling prescriptions than counseling customers. Backed by an angel investor who shared their vision, the Parata team set out to create the best robot the pharmacy industry had ever seen. To top it off, our robot did what no other could: it capped the vials.

This spirit of problem solving and collaboration remains at the heart of our culture — starting with our name. Parata is Latin for “to prepare” or “to make ready.” We’re always looking ahead to help pharmacies prepare for the next shift in health care and the next customer who walks through the door.

In 2008, we wowed the pharmacy world by launching Parata Max and Parata Mini — shattering perceived limits in vial dispensing efficiency and accuracy. Soon after, we introduced technology that revolutionizes medication management: Parata PASS, the first in our suite of adherence packaging solutions. Today, Parata offers the most extensive pharmacy automation portfolio in the industry.

We’re proud of our history and energized by our vision.

We come to work every day to empower pharmacy teams to play a pivotal role in each person’s journey to better health. We see a future where people recognize pharmacies as centers for wellness and turn to their trusted pharmacy teams for coaching and advice. We hope you’ll join us in creating that future.

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