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Established in 1935 by two local pharmacists in Sicily, SIFI started as a venture, specializing in the preparation of ophthalmic products. Since then, research, development, innovation and production have never stopped. Today, SIFI has evolved into an industrial group of companies, consolidating domestic leadership and expanding into international markets worldwide.

A closer look …
SIFI, the leading Italian ophthalmic company, has been focused on Eye Care since its foundation in 1935, featuring an integrated business model, from research & development to manufacturing and commercialization both in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors.

Our mission is to provide ophthalmologists and their patients with a wide range of therapeutic solutions, including  innovative pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutraceuticals.

SIFI concentrates its R&D and manufacturing in Italy and has commercial subsidiaries in Romania and Mexico. Additionally, SIFI markets its products in more than 20 countries through distributors.

Since June 2015, SIFI is backed by 21 Investimenti, a private equity firm founded by Alessandro Benetton, to support the company’s expansion strategy, which is based on establishing (or acquiring) direct commercial operations in major European markets and expanding its network of international distributors.

OFTAFARMA S.r.l.
Created in 1998 Oftafarma successfully markets SIFI products in the Romanian market, one of the most dynamic in Eastern Europe, with a focus on innovation in ophthalmology.

LABORATORIOS SIFI de México S.A. de C.V.
Founded in 2007, SIFI’s Central American Laboratories mark the beginning of SIFI Group penetration into one of the most promising emerging markets.



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International Markets In the last years SIFI has undergone a virtuous growth of its business, evolving into an industrial group of companies, consolidating domestic leadership and expanding...
 
Quality We CARE for patients; all patients, even those frequently left behind by the industry, such as individuals afflicted by rare diseases.   SIFI’s 80-year long history is distinguished...
 
Manufacturing In the last years SIFI has generated more than 60 patents and secured international alliances worldwide to export its growing portfolio overseas. Our product range spans from state-of-the-art...

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