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2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period.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

 

 
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
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
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
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
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
0141-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - SEBIA Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its wetting detergent properties in the production of buffers, reagents and gel supports allowing the dissolution, the dilution and the good spreading of substrates and reagents, necessary to optimize the functioning and the sensitivity of gel electrophoresis in vitro diagnostic tests. 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
0145-01 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 an Enzyme Replacement Therapy (BMN250) for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIB (MPS IIIB). 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
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
0154-04 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH Use of IVD-kit reagents on diagnostic analyser systems 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
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
0171-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Roche Diagnostics GmbH Use of Octyl- and Nonylphenolethoxylates in the formulation and filling of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays specified in Appendix 1 to the AoA. 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
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
0200-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - QIAGEN GmbH; STAT-Dx Life S.L. Formulation and filling of buffer solutions containing 4-tert-OPnEO/4-NPnEO for the manufacturing of and use in in-vitro Diagnostic and Life Sciences kits of the product groups sample preparation, PCR and sequencing Opinion development
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
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
0203-01 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] The formulation of a hardener component containing OPE in Aerospace and Defence (A&D) two-part polysulphide sealants. 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
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
0200-08 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - QIAGEN GmbH; 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 Life Sciences kits without regulatory impact of the product groups sample preparation, PCR and sequencing Opinion development
0207-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Chemetall GmbH; Chemetall PLC - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] The formulation of a hardener component containing NPE in Aerospace two-part polysulphide sealants. Opinions adopted
0142-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - SEBIA Industrial use of 4-NPnEO for its detergent properties in the production of buffers and reagents in view of ensuring the positioning of specific proteins necessary for the interpretation of gel electrophoresis in vitro diagnostic tests results based on the determination of isoenzymes. Opinions adopted
0171-06 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, 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
0186-05 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc.
Beckman Coulter GmbH
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 NPnEO-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
0186-07 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc.
Beckman Coulter GmbH
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 NPnEO-containing laboratory products designed for use in flow cytometry, genomics and particle characterization laboratory instruments and assays for quality control and research and development. Opinions adopted
0200-04 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, 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
0171-04 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Roche Diagnostics GmbH Use of Octyl- and Nonylphenolethoxylates in in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays specified in Appendix 1 to the AoA. Opinions adopted
0200-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - QIAGEN GmbH Formulation and filling of buffer solutions containing 4-tert-OPnEO/4-NPnEO for the manufacturing of and use in in-vitro Diagnostic and Life Sciences kits of the product groups sample preparation, PCR and sequencing Opinion development
0171-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Roche Diagnostics GmbH Use of Octyl- and Nonylphenolethoxylates in the formulation and filling of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays specified in Appendix 1 to the AoA. Opinions adopted
0180-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Bio-Rad Industrial use of 4-NPnEO 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
0185-04 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - IDEXX EUROPE B.V. Use of 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated in vitro diagnostic veterinary products (SNAP tests and ELISA Plate tests) as an ingredient in the wash solutions, sample diluents, control solutions, conjugate solutions, SNAP wash solutions, tissue soaking buffers and detection solutions Opinions adopted
0206-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Phadia GmbH; Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics UAB Use as component of buffer solutions for the production of purified proteins (cell extraction, chromatographic purification and solvent exchange) and in-process and final Quality Control testing; intended for use as laboratory reagents in Scientific Research and Development and In Vitro Diagnostic applications at Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics UAB Opinions adopted
0207-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Chemetall GmbH; Chemetall PLC - [Application void as of 01/01/2021] Mixing, by Aerospace Companies and their associated supply chains, including the Applicant, of base polysulfide sealant components with NPE-containing hardener, resulting in mixtures containing < 0.1% w/w of NPE for Aerospace uses that are exempt from authorisation under REACH Art. 56(6)(a). Opinions adopted
0182-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Abbott Diagnostics GmbH Professional use as a surfactant in an onboard solution (Detergent B) as an accessory to In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDs) to wash the reagent probes, the mixers and the reaction cuvettes between tests to prevent interference with the test result on ARCHITECT and Alinity automated analyser systems. Opinions adopted
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
0200-06 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - QIAGEN GmbH; 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
0230-01 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Safran Landing Systems; SOCIETE DE TRAITEMENTS ELECTROLYTIQUES NORMALISES S.T.E.N. Industrial use of 4-NPnEO as non-reactive surfactant in the sealing product in sulfuric acid anodization process of aluminium alloy parts of aircraft landing gears Opinion development
0186-02 Initial 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated - - Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc.;
Beckman Coulter GmbH
Formulation of NPnEO solutions in European sites for use as laboratory products. Laboratory products are used as intermediate solutions for preparation of finished laboratory products (finished goods) or in-process use. Opinions adopted
0106-01 Initial Ammonium dichromate 232-143-1 7789-09-5 BAE Systems (Operations) Limited – [Decision discontinued as of 01/01/2021]
Qioptiq Ltd – [Decision discontinued as of 01/01/2021]
Industrial use of Ammonium Dichromate in the process of manufacturing holographic combiners for diffractive head-up displays intended to be used in military aircrafts Discontinued as of 01 January 2021
0106-02 Initial Ammonium dichromate 232-143-1 7789-09-5 Display Technologies Limited - [Decision discontinued as of 01/01/2021] Industrial use of Ammonium Dichromate in the process of manufacturing Cathode Ray Tubes for head up displays intended to be used in military and civilian aircrafts Discontinued as of 01 January 2021
0073-01 Initial Ammonium dichromate 232-143-1 7789-09-5 Veco B.V. Use of ammonium dichromate as photosensitive component in a polyvinyl alcohol photolithographic lacquer system for the manufacturing of mandrels which are used in nickel electroforming processes. Commission decided
0049-01 Initial Ammonium dichromate 232-143-1 7789-09-5 Micrometal GmbH The use of Ammonium dichromate (ADC) as a photosensitizer for production of micro components Commission decided
0152-02 Initial Anthracene oil 292-602-7 90640-80-5 Rain Carbon bvba Use of AO for manufacture of formulations for various industrial uses Opinions adopted
0153-02 Initial Anthracene oil 292-602-7 90640-80-5 BILBAINA DE ALQUITRANES, S.A. Use of AO for manufacture of formulations for various industrial uses Opinions adopted
0150-02 Initial Anthracene oil 292-602-7 90640-80-5 Koppers Denmark ApS Use of AO for manufacture of formulations for various industrial uses Opinions adopted
0151-02 Initial Anthracene oil 292-602-7 90640-80-5 Rain Carbon Germany GmbH [name of applicant in the original application: RÜTGERS Germany GmbH updated due to a notified change of corporate name] Use of AO for manufacture of formulations for various industrial uses Opinions adopted



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