2016 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 48.57 136
2 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 45.66 106
3 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 2.54 4
4 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 2.33 6
5 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 1.95 13
6 Novimmune SA, Switzerland 1.71 2
7 MyCartis, Switzerland 0.89 1
8 Alpes Lasers SA, Switzerland 0.81 1
9 Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland 0.58 2
10 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.58 4
11 Polyphor Ltd., Switzerland 0.50 1
11 GAMMA Remote Sensing and Consulting AG (GAMMA), Switzerland 0.50 1
11 Givaudan SA, Switzerland 0.50 1
12 Lonza Group Ltd., Switzerland 0.48 2
13 Evolva Holding SA, Switzerland 0.45 1
14 Histide AG, Switzerland 0.40 1
15 Aleva Neurotherapeutics SA, Switzerland 0.33 1
16 Neurimmune Holding AG, Switzerland 0.29 1
17 RUAG Holding AG, Switzerland 0.29 1
18 SR Technics Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland 0.27 1
18 ActLight SA, Switzerland 0.27 1
19 Attolight AG, Switzerland 0.25 1
19 Anokion SA, Switzerland 0.25 1
19 Swisselectric, Switzerland 0.25 1
19 Bio API SA, Switzerland 0.25 1
20 SwissScientific SA, Switzerland 0.20 1
20 Bachema AG, Switzerland 0.20 1
20 Edel for Life, Switzerland 0.20 1
21 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.20 2
22 TC Metrix Sàrl, Switzerland 0.19 1
23 Sefar AG, Switzerland 0.18 1
24 Keires AG, Switzerland 0.17 3
25 Spectroswiss Sarl, Switzerland 0.14 1
25 FGen GmbH, Switzerland 0.14 1
25 SGS SA, Switzerland 0.14 1
25 IRsweep GmbH, Switzerland 0.14 1
26 Marcolli Chemistry and Physics Consulting GmbH, Switzerland 0.13 1
26 DBS System, Ltd., Switzerland 0.13 1
26 Quantis Lausanne, Switzerland 0.13 1
27 CovalX AG, Switzerland 0.10 1
27 Genedata AG, Switzerland 0.10 1
28 Dualsystems Biotech AG, Switzerland 0.08 1
29 ProcreaLab SA, Switzerland 0.08 1
29 Amal Therapeutics SA, Switzerland 0.08 1
30 ImmunoGenes AG, Switzerland 0.07 1
30 Technik Thermischer Maschinen (TTM), Switzerland 0.07 1
30 Omya International AG, Switzerland 0.07 1
31 Synthena AG, Switzerland 0.06 1
32 Sulzer Ltd., Switzerland 0.05 1
32 Geo-Energie Suisse AG, Switzerland 0.05 1
32 BKW Energie AG, Switzerland 0.05 1
32 Alpiq Holding AG, Switzerland 0.05 1
32 Axpo Holding AG, Switzerland 0.05 1
32 Sarmap SA, Switzerland 0.05 1
33 The Basel Life Sciences Agency (EVA), Switzerland 0.03 1
34 Carbofor-Expert, Switzerland 0.01 1
35 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.00 4

Footnote

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