Quebec, Canada / Los Angeles, CA, March 9, 2023 – OPTEL Group, a leading global provider of supply chain traceability systems, and digital wallet provider LedgerDomain have just announced a strategic partnership to help customers comply with the upcoming authorized trading partner (ATP), interoperable tracing, and enhanced verification requirements of the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). With the successful test of ATP credentials, OPTEL and LedgerDomain are teaming up to make onboarding quick and easy for their customers.
By November 27, 2023, ATPs in the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain will be required to exchange product compliance information, including drug verification and tracing data. As members of the Partnership for DSCSA Governance (PDG), OPTEL and LedgerDomain support the use of Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI) W3C-specified Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs), GS1 messaging standards and data attributes, and open standards to achieve safe and secure credentialing and information exchange between ATPs.
Working alongside a coalition of other solution providers, OPTEL and LedgerDomain deliver credential-secured messages to the Verification Router Service (VRS), a network of solution providers established to handle enhanced drug verification under the law. With ATP credentials, manufacturers and repackagers can automatically confirm the ATP status and identity of requesters on the network.
“ATP credentials are like ‘TSA PreCheck’ for the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain,” said Gael Lambert, SAAS Product Manager at OPTEL Group. “LedgerDomain’s XATP solution enabled us to accelerate onboarding and ensure our customers’ compliance messages go to the front of the line. Now that testing is complete, we’re using those test results to accelerate our interoperability efforts and establish templates for future efforts.”
Ben Taylor, CEO of LedgerDomain, echoed Lambert’s sentiments. “OPTEL’s test engineers worked quickly with our team every step of the way to deliver on integration testing. We’re excited to work closely with OPTEL to deliver quick and easy credentialing as part of their full-stack supply chain traceability solution.”
For more information about OPTEL’s full suite of solutions for DSCSA compliance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about XATP credentials to support DSCSA verification and tracing, contact email@example.com. You can also join us on March 11-15, 2023 at the HDA 2023 Distribution Management Conference and Expo (DMC) in Indianapolis.
LedgerDomain & XATP
OPTEL is a leading global provider of traceability systems whose goal is to use its innovative technologies to build a sustainable world through the Intelligent Supply Chain. OPTEL is the only company with the ability to offer complete end-to-end traceability, providing granular data at every step of the supply chain—from raw materials to the consumer and beyond. Founded in 1989, OPTEL is a Certified B Corporation headquartered in Canada, with facilities in Ireland, India and Brazil, as well as employees worldwide. For more information, visit optelgroup.com.
ABOUT LEDGERDOMAIN & XATP
XATP member services enable ATPs, including global enterprises, health centers, and independent pharmacists to comply with DSCSA requirements for authentication, enhanced verification, tracing, and saleable returns documentation. XATP members include global enterprises, health centers, and independent pharmacists committed to assuring prescription drugs remain safe and effective for patients. XATP is powered by LedgerDomain, a solutions provider focused on healthcare supply chain assurance and visibility.