The Tuscan commitment
against coronavirus.

 

Stories of research, reconversion, solidarity
and new possibilities for companies and people.

The military pharmaceutical chemical plant in Florence fights Covid-19

The military pharmaceutical chemical plant in Florence fights Covid-19

Two hundred kilograms of hydroxychloroquine active ingredient are on their way from Asia to Florence. They will be used to make several hundred thousand capsules of the drug that is now experimentally tested as “anti-navirus”: it inhibits the heaviest effects on the lungs and allows to overcome the critical moments of the disease. The Minister ...

Research and discoveries from two former SNS PhD students

Research and discoveries from two former SNS PhD students

Two former PhD students of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Rudy Ippodrino and Bruna Marini, are coordinators of an international collaboration that has led to further discoveries regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The results obtained from the analysis of more than 200 viral genomic sequences spread on a large scale could give a significant contribution ...

Anti Coronavirus visors from 3D printers thank to ISIA Florence

Anti Coronavirus visors from 3D printers thank to ISIA Florence

In Coronavirus times, the Tuscan university world also made its contribution. The ISIA University Institute of Design in Florence will create visor supports for use in the operating theatres of Tuscan hospitals. How? Thanks to 3D printing. After the test phase by health care workers, production will include between 10 and 15 supports per day ...

GSK vaccines and Sanofi together to develop the Covid-19 vaccine

GSK vaccines and Sanofi together to develop the Covid-19 vaccine

Sanofi and GSK have signed a letter of intent to enter into a collaboration to develop an adjuvanted vaccine for COVID-19, using innovative technology from both companies, to help address the ongoing pandemic. Sanofi will contribute its S-protein COVID-19 antigen, which is based on recombinant DNA technology. This technology has produced an exact genetic match ...

Kedrion Biopharma studies anti-coronavirus therapy

Kedrion Biopharma studies anti-coronavirus therapy

Kedrion Biopharma, a leading biotech company with strong roots in Tuscany, is working on an anti-Coronavirus therapy that uses plasma from patients cured of Covid-19. We are talking about a probability of effectiveness close to 90 – 95% and only 3 – 6 months expected for the availability of the cure. Use convalescent plasma, donated ...

Looking forward: The interactive initiative of the KON foundation

Looking forward: The interactive initiative of the KON foundation

How will the current situation affect the economic and financial data for 2020 in my company? How much cash will I be able to count on to meet my commitments? KON Foundation – Business and Financial Advisor and Invest in Tuscany multiplier – has started from these considerations to create an interesting strategic tool dedicated ...

Cisa: Innovating to respond to the emergency

Cisa: Innovating to respond to the emergency

Here comes the system that could solve the problem of the lack of masks in hospitals. #Cisa, a company from Lucca specialized in the production of sterilization units for surgical instruments, invented it. The masks can be reused several times by the same doctors and nurses who have worn them. This is not a sterilization ...

Covid-19: the response of tuscan fashion

Covid-19: the response of tuscan fashion

The great fashion brands welcome the call of the Tuscany Region! To make a tangible contribution against the spread of #coronavirus, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Celine, Serapian with leather goods Richemont, Prada, Valentino, Ermanno Scervino have responded to the appeal of the Region of Tuscany by creating personal protective equipment free of charge, which will ...

#uffiziDecameron: Culture doesn’t stop

#uffiziDecameron: Culture doesn’t stop

Do you know #uffiziDecameron? Is a great initiative, with a hashtag launched by the Uffizi Galleries, which pays great attention to Raffaello’s works in the fifth centenary of the artist’s death. The campaign – playing on temporal parallelism and metaphor – takes its name from Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, set – as is well known – ...

Diesse – Diagnostica senese and Istituto Spallanzani together against Covid-19

Diesse – Diagnostica senese and Istituto Spallanzani together against Covid-19

The serological tests that will help to discover the still unknown cases of #Coronavirus are born in #Siena: according to the agreement between the Istituto Spallanzani in Rome and #Diesse – Diagnostica Senese. The tests, currently under development, will be available from the end of April and, in addition to complementing the diagnosis provided by ...

Estar donation campaign supports tuscany hospitals

Estar donation campaign supports tuscany hospitals

The Region of Tuscany has launched a fundraising campaign called ‘Support the hospitals of Tuscany’ aimed at allowing the purchase of medicines, medical devices, personal protective equipment and medical equipment useful to deal with the Coronavirus. The material will be distributed to healthcare companies according to the needs and indications of the Region, ensuring maximum ...