Adopted opinions and previous consultations on applications for authorisation

Adopted opinions and previous consultations on applications for authorisation

Adopted opinions and previous consultations on applications for authorisation

This page provides further information on the applications for authorisation or review reports, which have undergone consultation. The applications for authorisation are in the opinion development phase until the final opinions of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis have been adopted and sent to the European Commission. Its decision-making process can be followed through the comitology register, where further information is published about the REACH Committee's past and upcoming meetings.

On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the EU. The transition period provided by the withdrawal agreement ended on 31 December 2020. As of 1 January 2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period. Therefore, authorisation applications and decisions in so far as these concern persons established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) are no longer considered valid. 

 

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0111-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 OLON Spa The use of 1,2 dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) as a solvent in the manufacturing of the active pharmaceutical ingredient for epirubicin. Commission decided
0029-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Laboratoires Expanscience Use as process and extracting solvent in the manufacture of plant-derived pharmaceutical bioactive ingredients Commission decided
0111-02 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 OLON Spa The use of 1,2 dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) as a solvent in the manufacturing of the active pharmaceutical ingredient prednisolone steaglate. Commission decided
0108-02 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 ORGAPHARM Use as an process solvent in the manufacture of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient: Nefopam hydrochloride Commission decided
0110-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Bayer AG [application transferred from original applicant: Bayer Pharma AG, due to a notified legal entity change] Use as an industrial solvent in the manufacture of the high-grade pure final intermediate of Iopromide, the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient for the X-ray contrast medium Ultravist® Commission decided
0077-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Eli Lilly Kinsale Limited [application transferred from original Applicant: Eli Lilly S.A. - Irish Branch due to a notified legal entity change] Industrial use as a reaction medium and a solvating agent in mediating subsequent chemical transformation reactions leading to the manufacture of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient, Raloxifene Hydrochloride Commission decided
0060-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 BASF SE Industrial use as a recyclable solvent and extraction agent in a closed system for purification of 1,3,5-trioxane Commission decided
0120-01 Initial 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Microbeads AS Industrial use as a swelling agent during the sulfonation reaction of crosslinked polystyrene beads in the manufacture of ion exchange resins for purification of radioactive waste Commission decided
0079-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Lanxess Deutschland GmbH Industrial use as a swelling agent during the sulphonation reaction of polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymer beads in the manufacturing of strong acid cation exchange resins Commission decided
0083-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 EURENCO Industrial use of 1,2-Dichloroethane as a solvent for the synthesis of Polyepichlorohydrin used as a precursor in the production of Glycidyl Azide Polymer, an oligomer with hydroxyl terminations used to increase the energetic performance of propellants and explosives Commission decided
0224-01 Review report 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 EURENCO Industrial use of 1,2-Dichloroethane as a solvent for the synthesis of Polyepichlorohydrin used as a precursor in the production of Glycidyl Azide Polymer, an oligomer with hydroxyl terminations used to increase the energetic performance of propellants and explosives. Opinion development
0108-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 ORGAPHARM Use as a process solvent in the manufacture of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient: Flecainide acetate Commission decided
0078-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2
  • Specialty Electronic Materials Italy srl [name of lead applicant in the original application: DOW ITALIA S.R.L. updated due to a notified legal entity change]
  • DSP S.A.S. [name of co-applicant in the original application: Dow France SAS updated due to a notified legal entity change]
Industrial use as a sulphonation swelling agent of polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymer beads in the production of strong acid cation exchange resins Commission decided
0079-02 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Lanxess Deutschland GmbH Industrial use as a swelling agent and reaction medium during the phthalimidomethylation reaction of polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymer beads in the manufacturing of anion exchange and chelating resins Commission decided
0107-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 emp Biotech GmbH Use as a solvent in manufacture of polymeric particles for pharmaceutical and research purification processes Commission decided
0076-01 Initial 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 BASF SE Industrial use as solvent and crystallisation medium in the synthesis of the EU pesticide bentazone (ISO) Commission decided
0076-02 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 BASF plc - [Decision discontinued as of 01/01/2021; application transferred from original Applicant: BASF SE due to a notified legal entity change] Industrial use as solvent and crystallisation medium in the synthesis of the EU biocide flocoumafen (ISO) Discontinued as of 01 January 2021
0082-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Cytiva Sweden AB [name of applicant in the original application: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB updated due to a notified change of corporate name] Industrial use of 1,2-dichloroethane as an emulsifying solvent in the manufacture of porous particles for beaded chromatography and cell culture media. Commission decided
0080-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 H&R Ölwerke Schindler GmbH
H&R Chemisch-Pharmazeutische Spezialitäten GmbH
Industrial use as a solvent and anti-solvent of the feedstock and intermediate product streams in the combined de-waxing and de-oiling of refining of petroleum vacuum distillates for the production of base oils and hard paraffin waxes Commission decided
0109-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Akzo Nobel Chemicals SpA The use of 1,2-dichloroethane as recyclable solvent in the production of a polyacrylate surfactant Commission decided
0223-01 Review report 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Lanxess Deutschland GmbH Industrial use as a swelling agent during the sulphonation reaction of polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymer beads in the manufacturing of strong acid cation exchange resins. Opinions adopted
0081-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 LOTOS Asfalt Sp. z o.o. [name of applicant in the original application: GRUPA LOTOS S.A. updated due to a notified legal entity change] Use as an extraction solvent in the de-waxing of petroleum vacuum distillates and de-asphalted oil and de-oiling of slack wax for the production of base oils and paraffinic waxes. Commission decided
0246-01 Initial 2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) 202-918-9 101-14-4 Courbis Synthèse Annovi S.r.l.; Dansk Elastomer A/S; Durlast S.r.l.; Pieffe S.r.l.; Policart S.r.l.; R.B.M. Italia S.r.l.; Tecnocaucho S.A.; Tegea S.r.l.; Optibelt Urethane Belting Ltd.; Productos Salinas S.A.; V.M. SPA Industrial use of 2,2'-Dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) in the manufacture of hot cast polyurethane products Opinion development
0094-01 Initial 2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) 202-918-9 101-14-4 REACHLaw Ltd in its legal capacity as Only Representative of Suzhou Xiangyuan Special Fine Chemical Co., Ltd Industrial use of MOCA as a curing agent/chain extender in cast polyurethane elastomer production Opinions adopted
0225-01 Initial 4,4'-methylenebis[2-chloroaniline] 202-918-9 101-14-4 Limburgse Urethane Castings NV Industrial use of 2,2'-Dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) in the manufacture of high-performance polyurethanes specifically for custom-made rollers with high reliability requirements for steel and aluminium sectors. Opinions adopted
0225-02 Initial 4,4'-methylenebis[2-chloroaniline] 202-918-9 101-14-4 Limburgse Urethane Castings NV Industrial use of 2,2'-Dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) in the manufacture of high-performance polyurethanes specifically for heavy-duty rollers, tensioner pads and spring blocks with high reliability requirements for offshore energy and renewables sectors. Opinions adopted
0171-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Roche Diagnostics GmbH Use of Octyl- and Nonylphenolethoxylates in in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays specified in Appendix 1 to the AoA. Opinions adopted
0187-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - AGC Biologics A/S Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as Triton X-100 as detergent for the inactivation of viruses in the production of therapeutic proteins using mammalian cell hosts in projects where processes have been approved by the authorities (GMP compliant) Opinions adopted
0185-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - IDEXX Montpellier SAS Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as detergent in the technical manufacturing of in vitro diagnostic veterinary ELISA Plate tests (plate coating) to prevent the non-specific binding of unwanted macromolecules Opinions adopted
0154-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH Use of OPE in isolation of protein from recombinant cell cultures for the production of IVD-kits (protein cell extraction) Opinions adopted
0174-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Hospira Zagreb d.o.o., a Pfizer company The use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO))(Triton X-100) as a surfactant in the manufacture of one biopharmaceutical protein, a biosimilar product, used to prevent infection and neutropenic fevers. Opinions adopted
0178-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Baxter AG; Baxalta Belgium Manufacturing SA Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated (as a detergent) for virus inactivation via S/D (Solvent/Detergent) treatment in recombinant and plasma-derived medicinal products. Opinions adopted
0206-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Phadia GmbH; B∙R∙A∙H∙M∙S GmbH Coating Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Receptor onto articles used as components of IVD reagent systems at B∙R∙A∙H∙M∙S GmbH and Phadia GmbH Opinions adopted
0179-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - bioMérieux SA Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its non-ionic detergent properties, consisting in the filling of 4-tert-OPnEO-containing solutions into specific single-use ampoules to be included in clinical and industrial in vitro testing applications as part of the BioFire and BioFire Next Gen FA products. Opinions adopted
0205-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Becton Dickinson Distribution Center NV Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO)) as a processing aid in imported Diagnostics Opinions adopted
0189-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Lonza Biologics Porriño, SL.
Lonza Biologics, plc. - [Application void as of 01/01/2021]
Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated for virus inactivation via solvent/detergent treatment in the manufacture of recombinant medicinal active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from mammalian cell cultures Opinions adopted
0200-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - QIAGEN GmbH Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO/4-NPnEO in the purification of biomaterial and blocking of non-specific bindings for the use in in-vitro Diagnostic and Life Sciences kits of the product groups sample preparation, PCR and sequencing Opinions adopted
0141-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - SEBIA Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its detergent properties in the production of electrophoresis gels in view of ensuring the positioning of specific proteins necessary for the interpretation of results of gel electrophoresis in vitro diagnostic tests. Opinions adopted
0185-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - IDEXX Montpellier SAS Formulation of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated in the manufacture of sample diluents and standard solutions used in in vitro diagnostic veterinary ELISA Plate tests used for the detection of infectious diseases in livestock and poultry Opinions adopted
0186-04 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc.
Immunotech S.R.O.
Beckman Coulter France S.A.S.
Beckman Coulter Česká republika s.r.o.;
Beckman Coulter UK - [Application void as of 01/01/2021]
Beckman Coulter S.L.U
Beckman Coulter SPA Italy
BC Distribution B.V
Downstream use of OPnEO-containing clinical laboratory products that require registration, licensing, approval and monitoring by country-based health authorities, designed for use in dedicated clinical chemistry, immunology, hematology and flow cytometry laboratory instruments and assays. Opinions adopted
0188-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Wallac Oy Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (as Triton X-100) in the assay buffer of the GSP® Neonatal GALT kit used for the semi-quantitative determination of galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase (GALT) activity Opinions adopted
0201-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Zoetis Belgium S.A. Professional use as a surfactant in kits, kit reagents and buffer solutions in 18 veterinary In Vitro Diagnostic devices (IVDs) including one SERELISA, six ProFLOK, six WITNESS and five VetScan. The use is carried out by professional users in diagnostic laboratories and veterinary clinics to detect certain diseases in pets and farm animals Opinions adopted
0204-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Biokit S.A. Professional use of 4-tert-OPnEO as a detergent during the final use of latex-based, ELISA and CLIA In-Vitro-Diagnostic kits. Opinions adopted
0163-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Wallac Oy Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated (as Triton X-100) in enhancement solutions and DELFIA standard and maintenance solutions as a critical ingredient for detection process while measuring europium (or other lanthanide) content in In Vitro Diagnostic assays and RUO products or during maintenance of instruments Opinions adopted
0203-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - PPG Europe B.V. in its legal capacity as Only Representative of PRC DeSoto International Inc. – OR5; Sealants Europe SAS; PPG Industries (UK) Ltd.; Boeing Distribution, Inc. – [Decision discontinued as of 01/01/2021]; Aviall UK Inc.; Wesco Aircraft EMEA Ltd (Poland); HAAS GROUP INTERNATIONAL SP. Z.O.O [application transferred from: “Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD (UK)” due to a notified legal entity change] Mixing, by Aerospace and Defence Companies, and their associated supply chains, including the Applicants, of base polysulfide sealant components with OPE-containing hardener, resulting in mixtures containing < 0.1% w/w of OPE for Aerospace and Defence uses that are exempt from authorisation under REACH Art. 56(6)(a). Opinions adopted
0167-04 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Abbott Ireland Professional use of system solutions (Pre-Trigger and Trigger) in the final use of the In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDs) on ARCHITECT and Alinity automated analyser systems. Opinions adopted
0201-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Zoetis Belgium S.A.; Delpharm Biotech Industrial use in formulation of kits, kit reagents and buffer solutions in two WITNESS and three SERELISA veterinary In Vitro Diagnostic devices (IVDs) used for detecting certain diseases in pets and farm animals Opinions adopted
0204-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Biokit S.A. Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO as a detergent in the preparation of reagents for incorporation into latex-based, ELISA and CLIA In-Vitro-Diagnostic kits. Opinions adopted
0196-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG Use of Octylphenolethoxylates as emulsifier in the siliconisation of glass containers (syringes and cartridges) used as primary packaging material for 44 medicinal products of several pharmaceutical companies listed in the confidential Appendix 1 to the AoA. These products cover several therapeutic areas, and approx. 40 % of them are listed on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML). Opinions adopted
0145-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - BioMarin International Limited Industrial use as a surfactant to perform viral inactivation of biological proteins in the manufacture of a biopharmaceutical Final Bulk Drug Substance (FBDS) for Gene Therapy products for the treatment of rare conditions in the human population. Commission decided



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