Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

03 Mar 2017

Consultation on Drug Serialization and Traceability in India

3rd March 2017 (Friday), Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India



12:30 01:30

Registration & lunch


Welcome remarks

Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

Ms Susan C Winckler, Chief Risk Management Officer of Leavitt Partners, and Advisor to RxGPS

01:45 02:00

Introduction by participants

02:00 02:20

Keynote address

Ms Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI

Dr G N Singh, Drugs Controller General of India, CDSCO

02:20 03:30

Session 1 Export requirements

Operational challenges and confusion associated with export requirements, and opportunities to advance global solutions (e.g., exemptions process global approaches to serialization GS1 standards)


Session chair 

Mr Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI


Mr Matt Sample, AmerisourceBergen

03:30 03:45

Tea & coffee break

03:45 04:30

Session 2 DAVA database

Discussion of specific implementation concerns related to DAVA database (level of serialization data required for upload demonstration of the SVSG verification gateway)


Session chair

Mr V K Sharma, Senior Technical Director, National Informatics Centre, GOI


Mr Eric Marshall, Senior Director, Leavitt Partners


Session 3 Domestic requirements

Discussion of the draft requirements and identification of implementation concerns (primary package serialization point-of-dispense verification)


Session chair

Dr Hemant Koshia, Commissioner, FDCA, Government of Gujarat

05:00 05:30

Concluding session The path forward

Session chair

Dr Eswara Reddy, Joint Drug Controller, CDSCO


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