High Quality from Source to Final Product – Refined Olive Oil IV

ADMs Refined Olive Oil IV is a highly purified olive oil fully compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia (1456) and United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary (USP/NF) monographs and general notices intended for use in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.

Unmatched Quality for Use as API or Excipient In Formulation of Lipophilic Drugs

Refined Olive Oil IV can be used in Human and Veterinary Applications such as:

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), in parenteral nutrition (e.g. large volume lipid emulsion) Excipient, for the formulation of poorly soluble drugs

Full Compliance with the Most Demanding Regulations

Full Compliance with the Most Demanding Regulations

Manufactured under cGMP according to the ICH-Q7 Good Manufacturing Practice Guidance for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.

A 9-step purification process is applied to the starting material (virgin olive oil) to deliver a high-quality purified oil. Final steps of the process, including fine filtration and drum filling under nitrogen, are performed in an ISO 8 class cleanroom.

Supported with Certificate of Suitability to the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) granted by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EDQM) certifying that the substance is suitably manufactured and controlled according to the current version of the monograph Olive Oil, refined (1456). No. R0-CEP 2015-167.

Supported with Drug Master File (DMF) type IV for excipients submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (DMF # 034 152)

Process Control for High-Quality Pharmaceutical Ingredients

The precise control of our refining process enables us to guarantee the best batch-to-batch consistency.


As with many plant-based excipients, source variability could be a concern. Therefore, we manage the variability of our Refined Olive Oil IV by closely working with source suppliers. Our 9-step purification process guarantees high quality and consistency of the final product for your formulations, from topical to intravenous applications.


  • Specific sourcing & control of the starting material
  • Adjustment of purification process parameters
  • Real-time process monitoring
  • In-process control tests
  • Out-of-trend monitoring


  • Control of bacterial endotoxins
  • Elemental impurities according to ICH Q3D
  • Residual solvents: compliance with ICH Q3C and EP 5.4 requirements
  • Absence of TSE/BSE risk


Stability studies performed according to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Q1A Quality Guideline show that Refined Olive Oil IV is perfectly stable over a 36-month shelf life period.


See the full technical brochure onADM Refined Olive Oil IVhere

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Product Information - ADM SIO Refined Olive Oil

Source: ADM technical brochure ADM Refined Olive Oil IV

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