Credentialing Service for  DSCSA Compliance

Spherity’s compact app to authenticate direct and indirect Authorized Trading Partners in real-time

CARO app user interface with verifiable credentials

CARO's Ecosystem

Get started in three easy steps

Don’t get caught out by the 2023 deadline!

Use Spherity's Credentialing Service CARO to operate as an Authorized Trading Partner (ATP) in DSCSA-regulated electronic product verifications.

Contact Spherity & your VRS

Your VRS provider needs to be integrated with CARO. Please contact us if they are not yet connected. We will invite them to join.

Activate your account

We will invite you to your CARO administrator account, already connected to your VRS provider.

Register as an ATP

Configure your account by accquiring your Identity and ATP Credentials.

Obtain and manage Credentials with confidence

You can acquire your Identity and ATP Credentials from our fully integrated Credential Issuer Legisym without any technical effort or additional contracts.

Inbox user interface

Effortlessly keep track of VRS interactions

Your VRS provider will be able to present your and verify the counterparty’s credentials to prove ATP status automatically.

Customer profile user interface

Who is affected by the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)?

Trading partners in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Manufacturer

Accepts or transfers direct product ownership. Must have valid registration.

Wholesale Distributor

Accepts or transfers direct product ownership. Must hold valid license.

Dispenser

Accepts or transfers direct product ownership. Must hold valid license.

Repackager

Accepts or transfers direct product ownership. Must have valid registration.

Third-Party Logistic Provider

Accepts or transfers direct product possession. Must hold valid license.

DSCSA Challenge

CARO is helping you close the compliance gap

DSCSA requires new enhancements to pharmaceutical supply chain security by fall 2023.

Having instant assurance that you only interact with trusted and authorized trading partners is a huge challenge.

Challenge accepted

Using CARO you can:

  • be sure that the counterparty is who they say they are;
  • facilitate automated mutual Authorized Trading Partners checks in direct and indirect interactions;
  • interact with counterparties using other OCI-conformant service providers;
  • rely on secure messaging.

When using VRS initially, we utilized GLNs to identify a trading partner. We discovered GLNs that were not active or not associated with the requesting entity. GLNs also do not inform about authorized status. Additionally, we had no proof that the provided GLN actually came from the trading partner. This was a compliance gap we had to close.

Dave Mason, Supply Chain Compliance and Serialization Lead at Novartis

Dave Mason

Supply Chain Compliance and Serialization Lead, Novartis

Supporting you on your road to compliance

Solve the challenge of ATP authentication today and continue on your road to full DSCSA compliance by fall 2023.

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