Coming down the DSCSA stretch – Authorized trading partners and what you need to know



The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) has its final deadline approaching in November 2023. To confirm that only trusted entities are involved in the exchange of prescription drugs, one of the lesser thought-about elements mandates that the required data exchange through the supply chain is only done with authorized and registered trading partners.

The heavy lifting being done within the pharmaceutical industry to prepare for compliance is still ongoing. Join top experts for this important discussion to make sure you and your organization are fully in-the-know for meeting all key deadlines. Implementing automated credentialing and verification of authorized trading partners is relatively new, so having a clear picture of how to comply and connect is essential.


Georg Jürgens
Manager of Industry Solutions

Spherity is building decentralized identity management solutions to power the 4th Industrial Revolution, bringing secure identities to machines, algorithms, and other non-human entities. Their CARO product provides VRS-enabled trading partners with an automated and reliable method to instantly verify the business partner’s ATP status in any pharmaceutical supply chain interaction. Georg is responsible for industry solutions built on top of Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials. Currently, he is rolling out the Credentialing Service for authorized trading partners to enable compliance with the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Georg represents Spherity on Open Credentialing Service (OCI), Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), and the Partnership for DSCSA Governance (PDG) task forces for DSCSA.
Octavio Rodriguez Perez
Group Product Manager

Octavio Rodriguez Perez is the product team leader for Systech’ s Cloud Products. Octavio was involved with serialization and traceability long before the inception of the DSCSA (Drug Supply Chain Security Act) regulation and has designed and implemented over a hundred serialization and traceability solutions for the top 20 pharma customers. He currently represents Systech on multiple GS1 working groups, including the RxSSCC working group (Light Weight Messaging Standard v1.3 and the DSCSA Implementation guidelines), the Open Credentialing Service (OCI), Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), and the Partnership for DSCSA Governance (PDG) task forces for DSCSA. Octavio is a frequent panelist and contributor during the HDA Quarterly report to the industry. He holds a BS degree in Electronic Systems Engineering. 
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Steve Tallant
Director, Market Development

Steve Tallant delivers strategic marketing content while supporting market identification and development at Systech. He has been published repeatedly, including thought leadership industry journal articles, white papers, and blogs. Steve has also been a media spokesperson for Systech solutions, handling radio and television segments on brand protection and traceability and several print interviews. He also has worked in the Systech product management team, gaining a rich grasp of the company’s cutting-edge software technologies. Steve holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He is also a frequent guest lecturer and panelist for the Information Technology department of the Villanova School of Business.

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