2017 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 BGI, China 12.97 5.60 31 -55.6%
2 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 5.09 3.95 18 -20.2%
3 Samsung Group, South Korea 3.29 2.98 25 -6.7%
4 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 0.83 2.47 9 204.8%
5 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 2.00 2 N/A
6 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1.56 6 541.2%
7 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 2.44 1.07 6 -54.8%
8 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.15 1.02 2 -9.0%
9 Bio Matrix Research, Inc., Japan 1.00 1 N/A
10 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.20 0.86 7 -26.6%
11 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.05 0.83 8 -58.6%
12 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 2.83 0.82 4 -70.2%
13 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.75 3 N/A
14 Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research, Japan 0.27 0.74 3 178.6%
15 CSL Limited, Australia 0.31 0.57 6 93.8%
16 Bioneer Corporation, South Korea 0.55 1 N/A
17 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 1.25 0.54 20 -55.5%
18 GNS Science, New Zealand 0.52 0.53 3 5.6%
19 Carna Biosciences, Inc., Japan 0.52 2 N/A
20 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.06 0.50 3 775.4%
21 Biomarker Technologies Corporation, China 0.47 2 N/A
22 Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), New Zealand 0.43 2 N/A
22 Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (TCI), Japan 0.43 1 N/A
23 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
24 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.39 2 N/A
25 Ribomic Inc., Japan 0.39 1 N/A
26 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.11 0.39 2 280.1%
27 Canon Inc., Japan 0.38 1 N/A
28 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.07 0.33 1 405.8%
29 Nippi. Inc., Japan 0.31 2 N/A
30 Topchoice Group, China 0.30 9 N/A
31 Yikon Genomics Co. Ltd., China 0.07 0.29 1 353.8%
32 GlyTech, Inc., Japan 0.29 1 N/A
33 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 0.16 0.27 8 80.9%
34 Araya Inc., Japan 0.04 0.25 3 519.6%
35 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.25 0.25 2 4.8%
35 Kao Corporation, Japan 1.16 0.25 1 -77.9%
35 Gerchi Biotech Research Laboratories, China 0.25 1 N/A
36 WuXi AppTec, China 1.17 0.25 4 -78.1%
37 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.22 0.24 1 13.0%
38 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 0.15 0.24 6 61.1%
39 Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited, Australia 0.13 0.23 2 92.4%
40 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.23 1 N/A
40 ChunLab, Inc., South Korea 0.23 1 N/A
41 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 0.32 0.23 3 -25.5%
42 Diatech Korea Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
42 Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre (MGRC), Malaysia 0.22 1 N/A
43 Teijin Ltd., Japan 0.06 0.22 2 302.3%
44 Kyodo Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
45 Oriental Yeast Company, Japan 0.19 2 N/A
46 Japan BCG Laboratory, Japan 0.19 1 N/A
47 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.18 0.18 5 4.4%
48 Sekisui Medical Company Ltd., Japan 0.27 0.18 1 -31.2%
48 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.18 1 N/A
48 Chugai Technos Corporation, Japan 0.18 1 N/A
49 Cellex Life Sciences Inc., South Korea 0.18 1 N/A
50 Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1 N/A
50 BioDynamics Laboratory Inc., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
50 JT Group, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
50 Sinochem Group, China 0.17 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  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.