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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2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period.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. The table below will be updated at a later stage.

 

 
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 Opinion development
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 Opinion development
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
0194-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Instrumentation Laboratory SpA Use as a lysing agent for red blood cells in blood analysis diagnostic device. Opinions adopted
0199-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Sanquin Reagents B.V. Use of Triton™ X-100 (4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated) in formulation of components for IVD kits. 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. Opinions adopted
0156-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Sanofi Pasteur Use of Octoxynol-9 for virus splitting and inactivation step in the manufacturing of influenza vaccines Opinions adopted
0162-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Novo Nordisk A/S Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated as a solvent/detergent agent for virus inactivation in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products used in the treatment of rare bleeding disorders. Opinions adopted
0166-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Rousselot bvba Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol ethoxylated as a surfactant in the manufacturing of low endotoxin gelatin Opinions adopted
0170-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Octapharma AB Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated as component of a chromatography column regeneration solution during the manufacture of a recombinant-derived Factor VIII Opinions adopted
0176-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - LFB BIOMEDICAMENTS Use as virus inactivation into the manufacture process of plasma-derived immunoglobulins. Opinions adopted
0186-08 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc.
Immunotech S.R.O.
Immunotech S.A.S.
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
Phase out of OPnEO-containing laboratory products from the market due to obsolescence or next generation formulations. 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
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
0201-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Zoetis Belgium S.A.; Delpharm Biotech Industrial use as a surfactant in a lysis buffer for the release of proteins and antigens from biological material used in the manufacture of three SERELISA veterinary In Vitro Diagnostic devices (IVDs) for detecting infectious disease in farm animals Opinion development
0202-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Merckle-GmbH-Ulm The use of 4-OPnEO as an emulsifier in a silicone oil emulsion for siliconization of pre-filled syringes in a medicinal product 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. Opinion development
0197-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - MERCK MILLIPORE LIMITED Downstream use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as component of mixed cellulose ester membranes. Opinions adopted
0139-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Formulation of 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated (as Triton X-100) for use in the manufacture of in vitro diagnostic VITROS® products used for infectious disease screening, endocrinology, and oncology testing. Application void as of 01 January 2021
0154-04 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Use of IVD-kit reagents on diagnostic analyser systems Application void as of 01 January 2021
0165-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Eli Lilly Kinsale Limited Industrial use of a 4-tert-octylphenol ethoxylate compound, as a patient safety viral inactivation reagent in the manufacture of human medicines produced from biological systems Opinions adopted
0167-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Abbott Ireland
Abbott GmbH [name of applicant in the original application: Abbott GmbH & Co. KG updated due to a notified change of corporate name]
Abbott Diagnostics GmbH
Professional use as a surfactant in the final use of In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDs) for clinical testing using ARCHITECT, Alinity and ABBOTT PRISM automated analyser systems. Opinions adopted
0167-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Abbott Ireland Industrial use as a surfactant in the formulation of system solutions (Pre-Trigger and Trigger), for use with In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDs) on ARCHITECT and Alinity automated analyser systems. Opinions adopted
0167-05 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Abbott GmbH [name of applicant in the original application: Abbott GmbH & Co. KG updated due to a notified change of corporate name] Industrial use as a surfactant in the extraction and purification of antigens for incorporation into In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDs) for clinical testing using ARCHITECT, Alinity and ABBOTT PRISM automated analyser systems. Opinions adopted
0171-05 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Roche Diagnostics GmbH Use of Octyl- and Nonylphenolethoxylates in the production of proteins and the conjugation of latex beads, both being used as components or for the production of components of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays, research or quality control products and other, e.g. analytical applications (processes specified in Appendix 1 to the AoA) Opinions adopted
0177-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Rentschler Biopharma SE Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated in a washing buffer applied during a purification step in the manufacture of the monoclonal antibody Dinutuximab beta Opinions adopted
0190-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Teva Baltics UAB The use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol ethoxylated (TritonX-100) as a nonionic surfactant for bacteria cells disruption and washing of inclusion bodies in Biological Drug Substance manufacturing process Opinions adopted
0187-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - AGC Biologics A/S;
AGC Biologics GmbH
Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as Triton X-100 as a detergent during the purification process of recombinant biopharmaceuticals derived from microbial expression hosts in projects where processes have been approved by the authorities (GMP compliant) Opinions adopted
0180-04 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Bio-Rad Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its detergent properties used for extraction, viral inactivation and purification of biological material further formulated and /or coated on articles intended for IVD applications Opinions adopted
0180-05 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Bio-Rad Industrial use of raw material containing 4-tert-OPnEO for protein stabilization for veterinary in vitro diagnostic application Opinions adopted
0184-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Lilly France S.A.S.; Eli Lilly Italia S.p.A. Industrial formulation (dilution) of a silicone solution containing 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated and its subsequent use as a lubricant in the manufacture of medicinal product delivery devices Opinions adopted
0200-05 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - QIAGEN GmbH; STAT-Dx Life S.L.; QIAGEN Ltd.; QIAGEN Manchester Ltd.; QIAGEN Distribution B.V. Professional downstream 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 with regulatory impact of the product groups sample preparation, PCR, sequencing (and immunoassay for 4-tert-OPnEO only) Opinion development
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 Opinion development
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
0139-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics France [application transferred from: “Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics” due to a notified legal entity change]. Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated (as Triton X-100) in two in vitro diagnostic VITROS® products used by professional diagnostic laboratories to detect antibodies to human hepatitis A virus and IgG antibodies to rubella virus. Opinions adopted
0140-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - DIAGNOSTICA STAGO Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its detergent properties in the process of cell lysing for the production of in-vitro diagnostic reagents (Asserachrom® HPIA, Asserachrom® HPIA–IgG and Asserachrom® PF4 and STA®-Néoplastine® R15 assays). Opinions adopted
0154-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Use of OPE in formulation of IVD- wash solutions Application void as of 01 January 2021
0155-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Kedrion S.p.A Use of 4-tert-OPnEO as Triton X-100 as detergent for virus inactivation in the manufacturing process of the human plasma-derived medicinal products Plasmagrade/Plasmasafe and Resusix, as well as Plasminogen (pre-commercialization name) and any subsequent commercialization brand Opinions adopted
0157-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Merck Biodevelopment SAS
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (UK) Ltd - [Application void as of 01/01/2021]
Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as a detergent in the purification process of G-CSF (Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor) inclusion bodies Opinions adopted
0175-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Merck KGaA Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (technical grade) as raw material for the manufacturing of GMP Triton® X-100 Emprove® Expert according to IPEC standards 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
0186-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc. In-process production use of OPnEO as a washing buffer used in the coating of in vitro diagnostic immunoassay particles. Opinions adopted
0180-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Bio-Rad Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its non-ionic detergent properties in view of controlling reactions and chromatography support saturation required in the production of highly specific and sensitive in vitro immunoassays dedicated to the diagnosis of viral (HIV, HCV, Dengue) and parasitic infections 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 Opinion development
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 Opinion development
0226-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - LETI Pharma, S.L.U. [name of applicant in the original application: Laboratorios LETI, S.L.U. updated due to a notified change of corporate name] Use of 4-tert-OPnEO in aqueous buffers during the manufacturing process of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (Protein Q) of the veterinary vaccine LetiFend® Opinion development
0138-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
GmbH & Co. KG; Boehringer
Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG
Use of 4-tert-OPnEO in a washing buffer to purify biological APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) during the production of Palivizumab and Moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk. Opinions adopted
0154-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Use of OPE in isolation of protein from recombinant cell cultures for the production of IVD-kits (protein cell extraction) Application void as of 01 January 2021
0191-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Sekisui S-lec BV Roermond Industrial use as polymer additive in the manufacture of interlayer polymer films for laminated safety glass Opinions adopted
0172-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - 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 emulsifiers containing nonylphenols ethoxylated for the manufacture of chromatography resins used by the biopharmaceutical industry, food & beverage sector and academia Opinions adopted



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