2015 tables: Institutions - corporate

Table criteria

The 2015 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

2014 Institution WFC 2013 WFC 2014
1 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 52.51 67.23
2 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 61.87 57.17
3 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 32.75 27.5
4 Samsung Group, South Korea 43.55 25.23
5 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 12.36 22.04
6 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 23.36 21.9
7 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 13.84 20.36
8 Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium 14.3 20.1
9 NTT Group, Japan 28.4 18.73
10 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 12.39 17.62
11 Toyota Group, Japan 10.42 15.14
12 BGI, China 15.71 14.65
13 Amgen Inc., United States of America (USA) 14.24 10.21
14 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 6.38 9.14
15 Eli Lilly and Company, United States of America (USA) 9.47 8.51
16 GNS Science, New Zealand 3.47 8.02
17 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.01 7.55
18 Corning Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 2.4 7.45
19 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.66 7.07
20 Johnson & Johnson, United States of America (USA) 6.76 6.48
21 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.41 6.21
22 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), United States of America (USA) 5.61 5.9
23 Merck KGaA, Germany 6.09 5.71
24 BASF SE, Germany 3.18 5.61
25 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.5 5.02
26 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 6.46 5
27 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.03 4.99
28 Royal Philips (Philips), Netherlands 2.22 4.78
29 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.88 4.76
30 The Dow Chemical Company, United States of America (USA) 4.31 4.52
31 Leidos Holdings, Inc., United States of America (USA) 9.24 4.51
32 Thales S.A., France 4.13 4.28
33 SRI International, United States of America (USA) 3.21 4.25
34 Western Digital Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.66 3.98
35 Exxon Mobil Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.21 3.94
36 New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB), United States of America (USA) 3.16 3.81
37 GATS, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.1 3.8
38 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 4.16 3.76
39 FEI Company, United States of America (USA) 2.06 3.72
40 Agilent Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.26 3.57
41 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 2.38 3.52
42 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 2.27 3.51
43 Hewlett-Packard Company, United States of America (USA) 8.88 3.32
44 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.61 3.21
45 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, United States of America (USA) 5.11 3.13
46 Sanofi, France 7.18 3.04
47 Seattle Genetics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1 3
48 Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.41 2.97
49 Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Japan 1.92 2.95
50 Waters Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.73 2.87
51 Illumina, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.15 2.85
52 General Motors (GM), United States of America (USA) 2.38 2.85
53 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 3.11 2.72
54 Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Germany 5.53 2.68
55 LG Corporation, South Korea 6.32 2.67
56 STMicroelectronics, Switzerland 1.32 2.64
57 Bayer AG, Germany 3.52 2.61
58 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.87 2.57
59 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India 0.96 2.54
60 General Atomics, United States of America (USA) 3.14 2.5
61 Carlsberg Breweries A/S, Denmark 3.49 2.47
62 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 0.73 2.37
63 Xerox Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.04 2.32
64 Chevron Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.5 2.31
65 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Netherlands 1.54 2.27
66 Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark 2.26
67 Polyera Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.5 2.26
68 Northrop Grumman Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.02 2.25
69 Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.04 2.23
70 Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canada 1.17 2.2
71 Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.07 2.18
72 Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.1 2.15
73 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 3.23 2.13
74 Novozymes A/S, Denmark 1.13 2.04
75 Element Six, Luxembourg 1.71 2.02
76 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.61 2.02
77 Baker Hughes Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 2
78 NUSOD Institute LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.5 2
79 Schlumberger Limited, United States of America (USA) 1.76 1.99
80 Royal DSM N.V., Netherlands 0.87 1.99
81 NorthWest Research Associates, Inc., (NWRA), United States of America (USA) 4.84 1.99
82 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 1.37 1.98
83 Cell Signaling Technology, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.96 1.97
84 Sigma Space Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.2 1.92
85 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 0.31 1.91
86 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 0.31 1.91
87 Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI), United States of America (USA) 2.09 1.84
88 I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), United States of America (USA) 1.54 1.84
89 Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.73 1.83
90 Applied Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.75 1.83
91 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.98 1.83
92 Syngenta, Switzerland 2.59 1.82
93 Uni Research Ltd., Norway 0.96 1.8
94 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.32 1.8
95 AB Sciex, United States of America (USA) 0.68 1.79
96 Capital Fund Management (CFM), France 1.78
97 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.79 1.77
98 Seagate Technology LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.95 1.77
99 Sharp Corporation, Japan 2.78 1.77
100 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.67 1.76

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 28 November 2016 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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