Croda Pharma introduces new bioprocessing solutions to replace banned materials

2 October 2023

10 August 2023 – Croda Pharma has introduced a critical range of new bioprocessing detergents optimised for viral inactivation and cell lysis. The company’s new product range, Virodex™, offers an answer to the key market need for replacing the popular, but now banned, bioprocessing detergent, Triton™ X-100.
Key changes in REACH regulations have meant that Triton™ X-100, the bioprocessing detergent, can no longer be used in Europe, and globally, manufacturers recognise the need to act now to find suitable replacements. After the discovery that the substance group Phenol ethoxylates (which Triton™ X-100 belongs to) is hazardous to the aquatic environment and a known endocrine disruptor1, the chemistry was added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern of the REACH regulation in 2012 by the European Chemicals Agency2. To know more