The Regulation of the European Union with regards to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) , adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by industrial use of chemicals, is relevant to QIAGEN and its OEM partners. Octylphenol ethoxylates (OPE), such as Triton X-100, and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) are detergents widely used in molecular biology. They were included in the European Authorization list (Annex XIV). Therefore their use by manufactures and end-users will be highly regulated inside the EU in the near future. QIAGENs ongoing efforts in strengthening relationships with third parties in the OEM business include the compliance with existing and upcoming regulations from various authorities. In this Webinar, the implications of the REACH Regulation especially for OEM partners will be reviewed along with OEM by QIAGEN’s strategy and ongoing activities to assure future supply and compliance.
About the speaker
Dr. Frank Narz, Associate Director Project Management OEM
Dr. Frank Narz is Associate Director Project Management OEM at QIAGEN in Hilden. He works at the interface between OEM partners and QIAGEN internal stakeholders to implement new products and support existing cooperations. Dr. Narz joined QIAGEN in 2000 and has since held various positions in Research and Development in areas like RNA purification, cell biology or assay technologies and is since 2019 a member of the OEM by QIAGEN team. After studying biology, he received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Molecular Neurobiochemistry at the Faculty for Chemistry (University of Bochum, Germany) in 1999. He also completed postgraduate studies in Nanobiotechnology at the University Kaiserslautern in Germany.
Date of recording:Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Duration:25 minutes
Next Generation Sequencing