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 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 13.10 15.42 55 25.1%
2 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 8.82 15.09 30 81.9%
3 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 14.96 10.77 27 -23.5%
4 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 14.40 10.44 32 -23.0%
5 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 6.75 8.08 16 27.4%
6 BASF SE, Germany 7.30 7.01 33 2.2%
7 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.89 2.07 11 -23.9%
8 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 2.99 1.86 5 -34.0%
9 Sanofi, France 4.48 1.84 4 -56.3%
10 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 3.70 1.70 6 -51.2%
11 Solvay S.A., Belgium 1.17 1.57 6 42.1%
12 Merck KGaA, Germany 2.23 1.48 10 -29.4%
13 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 1.55 1.46 4 0.0%
14 Siemens AG, Germany 1.07 1.35 8 33.9%
15 Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark 0.71 1.35 6 102.4%
16 GlaxoSmithKline R&D Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 1.06 1.29 3 29.8%
17 EntreChem, S.L., Spain 0.67 1.27 2 102.0%
18 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.39 1.27 5 -3.3%
19 Thales S.A., France 0.30 1.24 8 344.5%
20 Bayer AG, Germany 1.13 1.18 11 10.8%
21 LGC Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 1.42 1.09 3 -18.3%
22 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 1.17 1.08 3 -1.9%
23 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.47 1.06 4 140.3%
24 Enamine Ltd., Ukraine 1.38 1.01 4 -22.3%
25 Atotech Deutschland GmbH, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
26 UCB S.A., Belgium 0.46 0.84 10 94.9%
27 Medcom Advance, S.A., Spain 1.27 0.81 2 -32.6%
28 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 1.39 0.80 5 -38.7%
29 Bevital AS, Norway 0.79 1 N/A
29 Attana AB, Sweden 0.79 2 N/A
30 CrayoNano AS, Norway 0.15 0.72 3 411.3%
31 H. Lundbeck A/S, Denmark 0.50 0.69 2 46.2%
32 GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.69 2 N/A
33 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.67 1 N/A
33 Somaprobes S.L., Spain 0.67 1 N/A
33 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 1 N/A
34 EN-FIST Centre of Excellence, Slovenia 0.17 0.64 4 307.5%
35 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.43 0.63 3 -53.5%
36 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 0.60 1 N/A
37 Mestrelab Research SL, Spain 0.57 1 N/A
38 Vernalis plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 1 N/A
39 Chromaleont s.r.L., Italy 0.14 0.50 1 282.7%
39 Lutradyn–Energetic Materials Science and Technology, Germany 0.20 0.50 1 165.8%
39 Pharma Mar, S.A., Spain 0.50 1 N/A
39 Ethris GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
39 Emaldi B.V., Netherlands 0.50 1 N/A
39 Areva, France 0.50 1 N/A
39 Nanion Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
40 Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV), United Kingdom (UK) 0.49 3 N/A
41 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.46 2 N/A
42 Graphenea SA, Spain 0.46 2 N/A
43 Synthelia Organics S.L., Spain 0.43 1 N/A
43 Ferring International Center S.A., Switzerland 0.43 1 N/A
44 Evotec AG, Germany 0.40 0.40 1 6.3%
44 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 1.00 0.40 1 -57.5%
44 Apeiron Synthesis S.A., Poland 0.40 1 N/A
44 Procter & Gamble (P&G) België, Belgium 0.40 1 N/A
44 Oncotest GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
45 CF Plus Chemicals s.r.o., Czech Republic 0.39 2 N/A
46 Total S.A., France 0.71 0.39 2 -41.6%
47 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.17 0.38 1 139.2%
47 Abengoa S.A., Spain 0.69 0.38 1 -42.5%
47 Gedeon Richter Plc., Hungary 0.38 1 N/A
47 Ecomeris SAS, France 0.38 1 N/A
47 Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 1 N/A
47 glō AB, Sweden 0.38 1 N/A
48 Dassault Systèmes (3DS), France 0.36 2 N/A
49 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.36 4 268.8%
50 NEXDOT, France 0.25 0.35 2 50.5%

Footnote

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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.