“Italy on the subject of vaccines exists, has been and will be there“He said it Massimo Scaccabarozzi, president of Farmindustria, speaking at Life Sciences Pharma & Biotech Summit organized by Sole 24 Ore. “There are already Italian companies involved in the production of vaccines – said Scaccabarozzi – but it should be remembered that the production times of new vaccines are not very fast, to get to the production of a vaccine from the installation of a plant it can take 4 -6 months but in some cases even 12 because we are talking about biological products, not chemical ones “. The goal for the Italian pharmaceutical industry is now to be involved in the initial stages of vaccine production as well as to be ready for the production of new vaccines in addition to those already approved. considering that out of 290 experimental tests only 4 have so far led to the approval of the preparation. “We have excellences that produce bacterial vaccines – added Scaccabarozzi – and in recent months we have been scouting to detect the availability of machinery”. Scaccabarozzi also underlined the importance of the ongoing collaboration between the Mise and the companies in the sector. “I have had confirmation from some companies that the talks with Mise have gone very well”. “The government is doing very well with the new rules on the production of new vaccines, with tax credits and other measures – he said – and I believe that from next year we will be able to reap the benefits of this work. important to do as it hardly happened in the past. Covid has shown how important collaboration is and we need to continue on this path “.