With regard to an article published in the 12th issue of Eyewear Intelligence in 2012, Safilens specifies the following:  Safilens, a 12-year-old Italian producer of contact lenses, has been acquired by an Italian pharmaceutical group, Bruno Farmaceutici, at an undisclosed price. Bruno Farmaceutici, a research-driven pharmaceutical company, was founded in 1996 by Antonio Bruno – now chairman of the group – by acquiring an operation that previously belonged to Sanofi-Aventis, the pharmaceutical giant based in France.