2016 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 2.83 3
2 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 2.44 7
3 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 2.41 6
4 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.05 9
5 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 1.43 2
6 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.20 3
7 Kao Corporation, Japan 1.16 2
8 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.15 4
9 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 0.83 3
10 Amano Enzyme Inc., Japan 0.58 1
11 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 0.38 2
12 GeneCare Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1
13 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 0.32 6
14 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.31 2
15 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.28 1
16 Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research, Japan 0.27 1
17 Sekisui Medical Company Ltd., Japan 0.27 2
18 Seikagaku Corporation, Japan 0.25 1
18 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1
18 UT-Heart Inc., Japan 0.25 1
19 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.25 2
20 Zeria Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1
21 Tosoh Corporation, Japan 0.19 1
22 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.18 1
22 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.18 1
23 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.18 4
24 Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.15 1
25 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13 2
26 Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13 1
27 Hokkaido System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11 1
27 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.11 1
28 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.11 1
29 Kanebo Cosmetics Inc., Japan 0.10 1
29 Reifycs Inc., Japan 0.10 1
30 GalPharma Co., Japan 0.09 1
30 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.09 1
30 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.09 1
31 TAO Health Life Pharma Co. Ltd., Japan 0.09 1
32 Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.08 1
33 Maruwa Foods and Biosciences, Inc., Japan 0.07 1
33 Confocal Science Inc., Japan 0.07 1
33 Cell Innovator Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 1
34 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.07 1
35 IMAGICA Imageworks, Inc., Japan 0.07 1
36 U-Medico Corporation, Japan 0.06 1
36 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 0.06 1
37 Teijin Ltd., Japan 0.06 1
37 JT Biohistory Research Hall (BRH), Japan 0.06 1
37 J-POWER/Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1
38 PhoenixBio Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1
38 MASIS Inc., Japan 0.05 1
39 ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd., Japan 0.05 1
40 JEOL Ltd., Japan 0.05 1
40 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.05 1
40 Miyarisan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1
41 Araya Inc., Japan 0.04 1
42 PeptiDream Inc., Japan 0.04 1
42 Toa Eiyo Ltd., Japan 0.04 1
42 KinoPharma, Inc., Japan 0.04 1
43 AGT&T Co. Ltd., Japan 0.03 1
44 Sony Corporation, Japan 0.03 1
45 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.02 1
46 CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 1
47 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.00 1

Footnote

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