2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry - corporate

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 6.75 8.08 16 27.4%
2 BASF SE, Germany 7.30 7.01 33 2.2%
3 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.89 2.07 11 -23.9%
4 Merck KGaA, Germany 2.23 1.48 10 -29.4%
5 Siemens AG, Germany 1.07 1.35 8 33.9%
6 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.39 1.27 5 -3.3%
7 Bayer AG, Germany 1.13 1.18 11 10.8%
8 Atotech Deutschland GmbH, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
9 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 0.60 1 N/A
10 Lutradyn–Energetic Materials Science and Technology, Germany 0.20 0.50 1 165.8%
10 Ethris GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
10 Nanion Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
11 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.46 2 N/A
12 Evotec AG, Germany 0.40 0.40 1 6.3%
12 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 1.00 0.40 1 -57.5%
12 Oncotest GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
13 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.36 4 268.8%
14 BELECTRIC OPV GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.35 2 214.9%
15 NOXXON Pharma AG, Germany 1.44 0.33 1 -75.5%
15 Altana AG, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
16 Cynora GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.30 1 -20.3%
16 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.13 0.30 1 155.1%
17 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.30 0.29 2 2.4%
17 JenaBios GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
17 Targenomix, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
18 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.19 0.26 4 44.8%
18 SAP AG, Germany 0.19 0.26 4 44.8%
19 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
19 JenaBatteries GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
19 ABX GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
20 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.14 0.22 2 63.6%
21 Schott AG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
22 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
23 Superon GmbH, Germany 0.75 0.17 1 -76.4%
23 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.97 0.17 1 -81.7%
23 MG Optical Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
24 NETZSCH Group, Germany 0.13 0.14 1 21.5%
24 PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
25 TransMIT GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
25 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
26 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.10 0.11 3 13.2%
27 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.31 0.10 1 -65.6%
27 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
27 Biaffin GmbH & Co KG, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
28 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.05 0.09 1 83.6%
28 CreativeQuantum GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
29 MVZ Laboratory Dr. Limbach Heidelberg, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
29 IfG - Institute for Scientific Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
30 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.06 1 -5.5%
30 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
31 Nomad Bioscience Gmbh, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
31 Probiodrug AG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
32 PharmBioTec GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
33 Chronix Biomedical GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
34 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.01 0.02 4 221.8%

Footnote

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  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.