In 1995, Innopharma Srl, based in Italy, became the first company to be established under the brand name of CROss Alliance®. Immediately thereafter, CROSS SA (1996) and CROSS Research SA (1997) were established in Switzerland.

CROss Alliance® mission was and still is to accompany the emerging biotech and the medium size pharmaceutical companies in the early clinical development of new potential drugs.

After the implementation of the Economical European Area in January 2002, the “old continent” started a powerful renewal pulled ahead by its advanced technological areas. Although Switzerland was formally out of this new established Economical Area, CROSS found itself in the centre of this “European Renaissance”, in which it took part due to geographical and historical reasons and thanks to its specific competences and experience in the pharmaceutical field. This scenario gave Swiss companies (especially to those able to operate in cooperation with the new surrounding reality), a strong opportunity to grow. CROss Alliance® group bravely took the bet and have grown, evolved and increased its services quality, becoming a firmly established CRO in the clinical trial arena.

Today, CROss Alliance® provides its services to a large number of pharmaceutical companies building highly motivated relationships which allow the continuous growth of both economical figures and quality.

Due to the need of implementing highly specialized services in the clinical development, CROSS Metrics SA, a company providing a full service in data management and statistics, has been established in 2011.

In the last few years both CROSS SA and CROSS Metrics SA has been incorporated in CROSS Research SA, nevertheless CROss Alliance’ team continue to provide the same services delivered before the formal unification. Those mergers has been established in order to simplify the corporate structure, optimise the administrative management, improve visibility and enhance the Group’s operations in the market.

Remarkably enough, all these changes have taken place without any loss of the traditional company’s soul. The intense commitment made in each project, regardless of size, shows how personally obligated and responsible we feel towards our Customers. We are convinced that the personal dedication shown by CROSS Alliance’ staff is what really makes the difference.