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2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period.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

 

 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
0108-01 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
0076-02 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 biocide flocoumafen (ISO) 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
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. Opinion development
0081-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 GRUPA LOTOS S.A. 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
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
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
0078-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2

  • DOW ITALIA S.R.L.
  • Dow France SAS [name of co-applicant in the original application: Rohm and Haas France SAS updated due to a notified legal entity name change]

Industrial use as a sulphonation swelling agent of polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymer beads in the production of strong acid cation exchange resins 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
0110-01 Initial 1,2-Dichloroethane (EDC) 203-458-1 107-06-2 Bayer Pharma AG 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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Opinion development
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. Opinion development
0167-01 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]
Industrial use as a surfactant in the formulation of In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDs) for clinical testing using ARCHITECT, Alinity and ABBOTT PRISM automated analyser systems. Opinions adopted
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



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