The serialization and track & trace solutions provider’s blockchain-based Adents NovaTrack was developed in collaboration with Microsoft, and Adents said is has led to the introduction of the Adents Verification Router Service Solution (VRS) – one of a series of milestone requirements that will come into play during the next phase of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
From late November 2019, no returned serialized product may be resold until the wholesale distributor verifies that product’s unique identifiers, including the SNI for each sealed homogeneous case or package.
An estimated 60 million pharmaceutical saleable product returns occur each year in the US market.
A VRS is an interoperable solution used to manage the acceptance, formatting and delivery of requests and responses to support the DSCSA verification requirements, as well as other business requirements defined between trading partners.
It allows companies to verify products by entering the four product identifier elements – GTIN, serial number, lot and expiry – into a request, which is then forwarded, via the lookup directory, to the appropriate manufacturer repository.
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance has communicated the specifications, standards and user case scenarios that any effective VRS solution must address, such as requirements for both Requestors and Responders and a Lookup Directory with repository connectivity.
Adents NovaTrack, with its blockchain-based functionality and differentiators within this Blockchain niche, is compatible with any Level 4 (enterprise level) serialization solution.
Other highlights of Adents VRS Solution include:
- Responders can be connected to Adents Prodigi or directly to the manufacturer’s PI repository
- Requestors can be called via Mobile app or any Warehouse Management System via API
- An Adents Lookup Directory based on Blockchain architecture and compatible with HDA specifications
Christophe Devins, founder and CEO of Adents, said: “Adents’ VRS solution will be accessible to all distributors, manufacturers and dispensers whatever their size or existing serialization system.”