2018 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 Stantec Inc., Canada 0.20 0.79 3 290.2%
2 Wellington Laboratories Inc., Canada 0.67 3 N/A
3 MedMira Inc., Canada 0.60 1 N/A
4 Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower), Canada 0.50 1 N/A
4 Contango Strategies Limited, Canada 0.50 1 N/A
5 Génome Québec, Canada 0.48 0.46 18 -4.5%
6 Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, Canada 0.46 1 N/A
7 Quantum Silicon Inc., Canada 0.45 2 N/A
8 Plasmionique inc., Canada 0.42 2 N/A
9 Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. (BSI), Canada 0.06 0.40 1 530.8%
9 Seroclinix, Canada 0.40 1 N/A
10 Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., Canada 0.38 1 N/A
11 Acuitas Therapeutics, Canada 0.34 2 N/A
12 Feedlot Health Management Services, Ltd., Canada 0.29 1 N/A
13 Nexen, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
13 Teledyne Optech, Inc., Canada 0.25 1 N/A
13 Pairwise Affinity, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
13 Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., Canada 0.25 1 N/A
14 Interface Fluidics Limited, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
15 Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) - Head Office, Canada 0.22 0.17 1 -26.1%
16 Bioinfo, Canada 0.16 2 N/A
17 Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Ltd., Canada 0.14 1 N/A
17 Advanced Mineral Technology Laboratory Ltd. (AMTEL), Canada 0.14 1 N/A
18 Anaergia Inc., Canada 0.40 0.13 1 -69.2%
18 ChoiceWorks Ltd., Canada 0.13 1 N/A
19 Scimitar Scientific, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
19 1QB Information Technologies, Inc. (1QBit), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
19 Sander Geophysics Limited (SGL), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
19 Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
19 Higdon Wildlife Consulting, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
20 HD Analytical Solutions, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
21 Consorminex Minerals Inc., Canada 0.09 1 N/A
22 Isotope Tracer Technologies Inc. (IT2), Canada 0.09 2 N/A
23 Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
23 Teck Resources Limited, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
23 Cytochem, Inc., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
24 Scattered Gold Biotechnology Inc., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
25 BC Hydro and Power Authority, Canada 0.08 0.07 1 -7.6%
25 Few-cycle Inc., Canada 0.07 1 N/A
26 PotashCorp, Canada 0.07 3 N/A
27 Aurora Scientific Inc., Canada 0.06 1 N/A
28 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada 0.29 0.06 3 -78.8%
29 GasTOPS Ltd., Canada 0.06 1 N/A
30 Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
31 Domain Therapeutics NA Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
32 Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS), AHS, Canada 0.05 0.05 3 -6.2%
33 StemCell Technologies, Inc., Canada 0.08 0.05 1 -46.2%
34 Aptose Biosciences, Inc., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
35 Synaptive Medical Inc., Canada 0.03 1 N/A
36 Deep Genomics Inc., Canada 0.01 1 N/A
37 Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), Canada 0.09 0.01 1 -93.4%
37 Manitoba Hydro, Canada 0.09 0.01 1 -93.4%
38 Biospective Inc., Canada 0.00 0.00 1 -15.4%
39 Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB), Canada 0.00 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.