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 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 43.91 54.75 116 22.9%
2 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 41.29 41.58 130 -0.7%
3 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 3.43 3.41 15 -1.9%
4 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 0.30 1.47 15 383.0%
5 inSili.com GmbH, Switzerland 0.31 1.00 2 219.7%
5 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 1.63 1.00 1 -39.3%
5 Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Switzerland 1.00 1 N/A
5 SwissScientific SA, Switzerland 1.00 1 N/A
6 Novimmune SA, Switzerland 0.27 0.88 3 223.6%
7 Syngenta Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Switzerland 0.78 1 N/A
8 ABB Ltd., Switzerland 0.50 0.71 3 39.1%
9 Spectroswiss Sarl, Switzerland 0.58 2 N/A
9 Quantis Lausanne, Switzerland 0.58 2 N/A
10 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.03 0.56 5 1,487.4%
11 Lonza Group Ltd., Switzerland 0.27 0.45 2 62.9%
12 Lucentix SA, Switzerland 0.40 1 N/A
13 Innomedica Holding AG, Switzerland 0.38 1 N/A
14 ChemAlive LLC, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
15 IRsweep GmbH, Switzerland 0.29 1 N/A
15 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.29 1 N/A
16 Solaronix SA, Switzerland 0.27 1 N/A
17 GeoModelling Solutions GmbH, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
17 Camlin Technologies AG, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
17 Kabelwerke Brugg AG Holding, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
17 Meteodat GmbH, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
18 CristalTech Sàrl, Switzerland 0.22 1 N/A
19 Therapeomic Inc., Switzerland 0.21 1 N/A
20 Häring, Geo-Project, Switzerland 0.20 0.20 1 -1.4%
20 Holinger AG, Switzerland 0.20 1 N/A
21 Avantama AG, Switzerland 0.19 2 N/A
22 ID-Gene Ecodiagnostics Ltd., Switzerland 0.19 1 N/A
23 Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
23 Multiwave Technologies AG, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
23 SR Technics Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
23 Aware Engineering GmbH, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
24 ImmunoGenes AG, Switzerland 0.15 1 N/A
25 Evolva Holding SA, Switzerland 0.25 0.14 1 -43.7%
25 Evatec AG, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
26 Nanograde AG, Switzerland 0.11 0.13 1 8.4%
26 RISystem AG, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
26 Hertig Visualizations, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
26 Table Stable Ltd., Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
27 Thommen Medical AG, Switzerland 0.12 1 N/A
28 Carbogen Amcis AG, Switzerland 0.14 0.11 1 -23.3%
29 Liebherr-International AG, Switzerland 0.30 0.10 1 -67.1%
29 Attolight AG, Switzerland 0.36 0.10 1 -72.7%
29 MetP Pharma AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
29 Keires AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
29 PIEMACS, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
30 BioVersys AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
31 Genkyotex S.A., Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
31 Schwab & Sohn, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
32 LeadXpro AG, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
33 Streuli Pharma AG, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
34 AC Immune S.A., Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
35 EngMab AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
36 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.02 0.06 1 232.7%
37 Scensei, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
38 PIQUR Therapeutics AG, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
39 Bioanalytica AG, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
39 Amal Therapeutics SA, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
40 Galderma S.A., Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
41 Sulzer Ltd., Switzerland 0.03 0.02 1 -29.6%
41 Geo-Energie Suisse AG, Switzerland 0.03 0.02 1 -29.6%
41 BKW Energie AG, Switzerland 0.03 0.02 1 -29.6%
41 Alpiq Holding AG, Switzerland 0.03 0.02 1 -29.6%
41 Axpo Holding AG, Switzerland 0.03 0.02 1 -29.6%
41 Sarmap SA, Switzerland 0.03 0.02 1 -29.6%
42 Hyperstem S.A., Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
43 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.02 0.01 7 -12.5%
44 Carbofor-Expert, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
45 KORA, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A

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.