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 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 61.87 57.17
2 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 41.43 50.11
3 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 36.22 28.48
4 Samsung Group, South Korea 43.36 24.98
5 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 16.54 23.39
6 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 23.26 22.92
7 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 12.59 22.68
8 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 13.84 20.41
9 NTT Group, Japan 28.4 18.73
10 Toyota Group, Japan 10.34 16.19
11 BGI, China 15.71 14.65
12 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG, Germany 8.28 11.79
13 Amgen Inc., United States of America (USA) 14.24 10.23
14 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 6.38 9.14
15 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 6.94 8.79
16 Eli Lilly and Company, United States of America (USA) 9.75 8.51
17 GNS Science, New Zealand 4.12 8.02
18 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.01 7.55
19 Johnson & Johnson, United States of America (USA) 8.21 7.48
20 Corning Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 2.4 7.45
21 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.56 7.07
22 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.41 6.21
23 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), United States of America (USA) 5.61 5.9
24 BASF SE, Germany 4.18 5.7
25 Merck KGaA, Germany 6.01 5.51
26 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.5 5.02
27 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 6.46 5
28 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.03 4.99
29 Royal Philips (Philips), Netherlands 2.22 4.78
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 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 8.37 3.99
35 Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), United States of America (USA) 1.21 3.98
36 Western Digital Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.66 3.98
37 New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB), United States of America (USA) 3.16 3.81
38 GATS Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.1 3.8
39 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 4.16 3.76
40 Agilent Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.55 3.63
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 2.68 3.21
45 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, United States of America (USA) 5.11 3.13
46 Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.41 3.04
47 Sanofi, France 7.18 3.04
48 Seattle Genetics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1 3
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 2.87
52 General Motors (GM), United States of America (USA) 2.38 2.85
53 UCB S.A., Belgium 0.89 2.84
54 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 3.11 2.72
55 Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Germany 5.53 2.68
56 LG Corporation, South Korea 6.32 2.67
57 STMicroelectronics, Switzerland 1.32 2.64
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 Foundation, Denmark 3.49 2.47
62 Bayer AG, Germany 3.52 2.47
63 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 0.73 2.37
64 Xerox Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.04 2.32
65 Chevron Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.5 2.31
66 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Netherlands 1.54 2.27
67 Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark 2.26
68 Polyera Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.5 2.26
69 Northrop Grumman Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.02 2.25
70 Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.04 2.23
71 Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canada 1.17 2.2
72 Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.07 2.18
73 Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.1 2.15
74 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 3.23 2.13
75 Novozymes A/S, Denmark 1.13 2.04
76 Element Six, Luxembourg 1.71 2.02
77 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.61 2.02
78 Baker Hughes Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 2
79 NUSOD Institute LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.5 2
80 Schlumberger Limited, United States of America (USA) 1.76 1.99
81 Royal DSM N.V., Netherlands 0.87 1.99
82 NorthWest Research Associates, Inc., (NWRA), United States of America (USA) 4.88 1.99
83 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 1.37 1.98
84 Cell Signaling Technology, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.96 1.97
85 Sigma Space Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.2 1.92
86 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 0.31 1.91
87 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 0.31 1.91
88 Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI), United States of America (USA) 2.09 1.84
89 I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), United States of America (USA) 1.54 1.84
90 Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.73 1.83
91 Applied Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.75 1.83
92 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.98 1.83
93 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 2.59 1.82
94 Uni Research Ltd., Norway 0.96 1.8
95 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.32 1.8
96 AB Sciex, United States of America (USA) 0.68 1.79
97 Capital Fund Management (CFM), France 1.78
98 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.79 1.77
99 Seagate Technology LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.95 1.77
100 Sharp Corporation, Japan 2.78 1.77

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 30 August 2017 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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