There is an attempt to quickly set up a national vaccine production project. In the shortage of government indications, following the previous hangover, there is a lot of talk about it and tending to take it very seriously. But neither the aims nor the tools of the plan are clear and shareable. Italy is a net exporter of pharmaceuticals, but it is not the country that holds the richest part of the production chain, namely that of research and development. To understand, Italian companies, or rather, based in Italy, are specialized in the production and packaging phase of the drug. This is the situation and perhaps it is not the preferable one, but to change the balance, a strong investment in risk capital would be needed and a very solid connection between private research centers, public universities and hospitals, in order to launch the first phase of the supply chain in Italy.
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