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2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period.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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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
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 Commission decided
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. Commission decided
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 Commission decided
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
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
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 Opinions adopted
0181-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - DiaSorin Italia S.p.A [name of applicant in the original application: DiaSorin S.p.A. updated due to a notified legal entity change] Industrial use, as non-ionic surfactant, employed in the purification of antigens in in vitro diagnostics tests for infectious diseases, auto-immunity markers, bone metabolism, hepatitis and retrovirus, oncology and endocrinology. Commission decided
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. Commission decided
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
0247-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as a detergent in the purification of lipidated OspA protein subsequently used for manufacturing of Lyme disease vaccine candidate. Opinions adopted
0154-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH Use of OPE in formulation of IVD- wash solutions Opinions adopted
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 Commission decided
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). Commission decided
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. Commission decided
0197-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - MERCK MILLIPORE LIMITED Industrial use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as a surface-active ingredient for the production of two types of mixed cellulose ester membranes (lateral flow and microfiltration membranes). Opinions adopted
0160-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Roche Diagnostics GmbH Use of Octylphenolethoxylates as emulsifier in the siliconisation of glass containers used as primary packaging for medicinal products (NeoRecormon® and MIRCERA®). Commission decided
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
0180-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Bio-Rad Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its non-ionic detergent property in the formulation of in vitro reagents dedicated to high-performance microbiological and immunological assays supported on microplates or magnetic particles Opinions adopted
0239-01 initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Prionics Lelystad B.V Use as component of buffer solutions to produce antigens (Cell extraction, cell lysis, coating of biological antigens onto articles, inactivation of microorganisms that produce targeted antigen and solvent exchange) and in-process and final Quality Control of antigens intended for use as veterinary and human health laboratory reagents in Scientific Research and Development and In Vitro Diagnostic applications 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. Commission decided
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
0193-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Yposkesi Use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its non-ionic detergent properties for the cell membrane lysis and viral clearance during the development and manufacturing of viral vectors in medicinal products dedicated to human use (Investigational and Authorized Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product). 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 Commission decided
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
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 Commission decided
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. 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
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
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
0192-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV The use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO))(Triton X-100) as a surfactant within a lubricant used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical drug products. Commission decided
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
0185-03 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - IDEXX B.V. [name of the applicant in the original application: “IDEXX EUROPE B.V.” updated due to a notified corporate name change]
IDEXX Montpellier SAS
Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, 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 Commission decided
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
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
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. Commission decided
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 Commission decided
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
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 Commission decided
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 Commission decided
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). Commission decided
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
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
0195-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - RSI ChemRep Europe Ltd (O002) OR for OraSure Technologies Inc Use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated as surfactant in in –vitro diagnostic device developer solution. Opinions adopted
0143-01 Initial 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated - - bioMérieux SA Industrial use of 4-tert-OPnEO for its non-ionic detergent properties in the formulation of reagents for molecular clinical and industrial in vitro preparative and testing applications. Commission decided
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. Commission decided
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
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. Commission decided



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