Steve’s Country Profile Series – ITALY

Italy, also known as “The Boot” is one of the most beautiful countries in the world due to its unique culture, heterogeneous landscapes and delicious food.

It has been, since ancient times, among the most flourishing cultural centers of Europe, and so far it owns the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage.

Italy is the fulcrum of the Roman Empire and seat of the Catholic Church, meeting point of many Mediterranean cultures, cradle of numerous artistic movements that strongly characterize the unity of this small country.

But Italy is not known just to be the homeland of great artists but also for scientists as well such as Archimede, Gailieo Galilei, Leonardo da Vinci, Giulio Natta, Rita Levi-Montalcini that gave a huge contribution to research and to the technology world.

Despite the small size of the country, Italy has the 8th largest GDP of the world due to the large number of exports as packaged medicaments, cars, vehicle parts, food and tobacco.

Italy counts 59 million people and it has one of the highest life expectancy indexes in the world thanks to the adoption of the Mediterranean diet that contributes to embracing a good life style, the most important factor that influences the life expectancy of a population.

In 1978 Italy established the National Health Service, based on article 32 of the Italian constitution which states the universal right to be cured is equally accessible to everyone. Since Italy adopted this model the population has a high life expectancy. Italy needs to face the aging problem that could be mitigated with the integration of telemedicine in the health care system.


Advice Pharma is ACROSS Global’s Partner in Italy. Advice Pharma is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) specialized in 3 different sectors: clinical trial management, software for clinical research and digital therapeutics.

We manage clinical trials thanks to the team of clinical operation managers that closely collaborate with the sponsor and the Ethics Committees.

Moreover, Advice Pharma internally develops electronic data capture and clinical trial management systems to manage clinical data in a more efficient and consistent way due to the software’s compliance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

Furthermore, Advice Pharma is the leading company in Italy for the development of Software as a Medical Device under the new Medical Device Regulation (the new EU MDR) for Digital Therapy and Digital Medicine and it is always keeping up with changes and innovation in the healthcare sector.


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