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2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period.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

 

 
0020-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 DOMO Caproleuna GmbH Industrial use as an extraction solvent for the purification of caprolactam from caprolactam oil Commission decided
0019-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Netherlands (Filtration & Separation) BV Use of trichloroethylene (TCE) as a process solvent for the manufacturing of modules containing hollow fibre gas separation membranes Commission decided
0024-02 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Blue Cube Germany Assets GmbH & Co. KG [application transferred from original Applicant: DOW DEUTSCHLAND ANLAGENGESELLSCHAFT mbH due to a notified legal entity change] Industrial use as process chemical (enclosed systems) in Alcantara Material production Commission decided
0018-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 ROQUETTE Frères Use of trichloroethylene as a processing aid in the biotransformation of starch to obtain betacyclodextrin Commission decided
0024-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Blue Cube Germany Assets GmbH & Co. KG [application transferred from original Applicant: DOW DEUTSCHLAND ANLAGENGESELLSCHAFT mbH due to a notified legal entity change] Use Of Trichloroethylene in Industrial Parts Cleaning by Vapour Degreasing in Closed Systems where specific requirements (system of use-parameters) exist Authorisation expired
0014-02 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Vlisco Netherlands BV Use of trichloroethylene as a solvent in a process to recover and purify resin from process water Commission decided
0208-01 Review report Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Blue Cube Germany Assets GmbH & Co. KG Industrial use of trichloroethylene as process chemical (enclosed systems) in Alcantara Material production Opinion development
0026-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Richard Geiss GmbH Use of tricholoroethylene in formulation Commission decided
0016-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Microporous GmbH Trichloroethylene used as degreasing solvent in the manufacture of polyethylene separators for lead-acid batteries Commission decided
0025-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Chimcomplex S.A. Borzesti Industrial use of trichloroethylene (TCE) as a solvent as a degreasing agent in closed systems Authorisation expired
0014-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Vlisco Netherlands BV Use of trichloroethylene as a solvent for the removal and recovery of resin from dyed cloth Commission decided
0024-05 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Blue Cube Germany Assets GmbH & Co. KG [application transferred from original Applicant: DOW DEUTSCHLAND ANLAGENGESELLSCHAFT mbH due to a notified legal entity change] Use of Trichloroethylene as Extraction Solvent for Bitumen in Asphalt Analysis Commission decided
0017-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 ENTEK International Limited Trichloroethylene as an extraction solvent for removal of process oil and formation of the porous structure in polyethylene based separators used in lead-acid batteries Commission decided
0026-02 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 Richard Geiss GmbH Use of tricholoroethylene in packaging Commission decided
0027-01 Initial Trichloroethylene 201-167-4 79-01-6 RAG Aktiengesellschaft, RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH Use of Tricholoroethylene-containing vulcanising and bonding agents for endless connections and repair of chloroprene rubber coated conveyor belts in underground hard coal mining Authorisation expired
0140-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - DIAGNOSTICA STAGO Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO in view of controlling the amount of non-specific reactions in the production of in-vitro diagnostic reagents (STA® - Liatest® D-Di assays). Opinions adopted
0198-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals The use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO))(Triton X-100) as a surfactant in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals – Post-Production Cleaning. Opinion development
0169-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV
Janssen Biologics B.V.
4-tert-Octylphenol ethoxylate is used as a lysing agent for the permeabilization of the host cell membrane to release adenovirus particles used for the manufacture of vaccines. Its use allows the selective elimination of enveloped adventitious viruses and is compatible with the chemicals needed to control the host cell DNA precipitation in the next process step. Opinions adopted
0164-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Swedish Orphan Biovitrum The use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO))(Triton X-100) as a surfactant in manufacture of biopharmaceuticals by Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB. Opinions adopted
0183-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - DIAGAST Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its amphiphilic, surfactant and non-haemolytic properties, to create controlled hydrophilic spots on porous hydrophobic membranes (solid form) for in vitro diagnostic kits for blood testing via antigen/antibody reaction in the following product ranges: ABTest Card®, ABD PAD® and M-TRAP® cartridges for the ONYX® system. 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
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
0158-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Swords Laboratories Industrial use of the substance as a surfactant in the purification of the biopharmaceutical drug Orencia, used for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Adult Psoriatic Arthritis Opinions adopted
0154-02 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH Use of OPE in formulation of IVD-kit reagents Opinions adopted
0157-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Merck Biodevelopment SAS
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Limited
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
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
0186-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc.;
Immunotech S.R.O.;
Immunotech S.A.S.
Formulation of OPnEO 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
0159-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Nuova Ompi S.r.l. unipersonale Use of Octylphenolethoxylates as emulsifier in the siliconisation of glass containers used as primary packaging for one specific medicinal product (NeoRecormon®) of one pharmaceutical company. 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 Ltd; 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
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
0161-01 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 used as primary packaging for two specific medicinal products (NutropinAq® and Lucentis®) of one pharmaceutical company. 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
0141-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - SEBIA Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its detergent properties resulting in cellular lysis and protein interactions rupture and required for the production of reagents involved in the determination of proteins of interest in gel and capillary electrophoresis IVD tests. 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 Opinion development
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
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
0170-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Octapharma AB
Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktionsgesellschaft m.b.H
Octapharma S.A.S.
Octapharma Produktionsgesellschaft Deutschland mbH
Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated as detergent for a virus inactivation step (solvent/detergent treatment) during the manufacture of plasma-derived and recombinant medicinal 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
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
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.; 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
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
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
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
0173-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd Use of OPE as detergent in the production of bead components for in-vitro diagnostic kits for an immunoassay platform 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
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
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
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
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
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



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