Are there DSCSA Solutions Built on EPCIS Standards?

There are Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) solutions built on the EPCIS set of messaging standards being used in production. An Internet search for EPCIS will help you locate EPCIS vendors. This is not a concept that is future state. There are companies using this method every day, including some with serialized products.

Most vendors can handle EDI and EPCIS, but keep in mind the limiting factor for any of the technologies you select is whether your customer can receive the data format. According to the FDA guidance on the DSCSA, trading partners need to be interoperable – meaning they need to agree to use the same data format. Grant Hodgkins, Vice President of Track and Trace Services and Solutions at USDM Life Sciences, says the pharmaceutical industry and FDA need to partner to better define what interoperability between trading partners means.

USDM Life Sciences offers healthcare a comprehensive assessment, strategy and solutions to implement end to end traceability of pharmaceutical and medical devices from point of receipt through to the electronic health record.