2018 tables: Institutions - corporate

Table criteria

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

2017 Institution FC 2016 FC 2017
1 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 42.89 47.21
2 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 29.74 34.83
3 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 27.78 23.26
4 Amgen Inc., United States of America (USA) 20.37 14.72
5 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 6.5 14.54
6 DowDuPont Inc., United States of America (USA) 14.54 12.73
7 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 11.06 11.62
8 Johnson & Johnson, United States of America (USA) 7.77 11.57
9 Alphabet Inc., United States of America (USA) 11.58 9.31
10 Eli Lilly and Company, United States of America (USA) 9.79 9.13
11 AbbVie Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.23 8.51
12 Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), United States of America (USA) 7.31 7.81
13 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 8.49 7.62
14 Biogen Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.54 6.96
15 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.82 6.46
16 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), United States of America (USA) 6.84 5.76
17 NorthWest Research Associates, Inc. (NWRA), United States of America (USA) 1.74 4.98
18 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.57 4.95
19 Chevron Corporation, United States of America (USA) 3.29 4.66
20 GATS Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.22 4.58
21 Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.24 4.45
22 Western Digital Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.23 4.2
23 Leidos Holdings, Inc., United States of America (USA) 5.36 4.19
24 HP Inc., United States of America (USA) 6.66 3.76
25 New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB), United States of America (USA) 2.9 3.63
26 Schlumberger Limited, United States of America (USA) 1.69 3.58
27 SRI International, United States of America (USA) 2.9 3.46
28 Agilent Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.33 3.3
29 Illumina, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.71 3.2
30 Waters Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.18 3.1
31 Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.6 2.87
32 Human Longevity, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.99 2.74
33 Danaher Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.66 2.72
34 HRL Laboratories LLC, United States of America (USA) 5.75 2.63
35 H3 Biomedicine Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.5 2.58
36 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.43 2.56
37 NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.64 2.54
38 Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), United States of America (USA) 1.4 2.3
39 Foundation Medicine, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.04 2.27
40 Northrop Grumman Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.75 2.19
41 Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI), United States of America (USA) 1.91 2.03
42 10x Genomics, United States of America (USA) 1.12 2.01
43 Seattle Genetics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.03 2
43 Soraa Inc., United States of America (USA) 2 2
44 Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.55 1.76
45 Adaptive Biotechnologies LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.32 1.75
46 SomaLogic, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.45 1.68
47 Jacobs, United States of America (USA) 0.9 1.64
48 Gilead Sciences, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.5 1.64
49 23andMe, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.82 1.49
50 Spheryx, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.48
51 Oncomed Pharmaceutical, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.17 1.4
52 Noble Research Institute, LLC, United States of America (USA) 2.86 1.39
53 Applied Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.25 1.38
54 Raytheon Company, United States of America (USA) 0.44 1.26
55 Rydberg Technologies LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.25
56 Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera), United States of America (USA) 0.72 1.2
57 Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER), United States of America (USA) 3.83 1.14
58 ERT, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.2 1.1
59 Adimab LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.2 1.09
60 ION Geophysical Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.25 1.09
61 Vicarious FPC, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.08
62 Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.8 1.08
63 General Atomics, United States of America (USA) 1.2 1.03
64 PerkinElmer, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.18 1.02
65 I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), United States of America (USA) 1.05 1.02
66 Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1
66 SWK Research, United States of America (USA) 1
66 BioMarin Pharmaceutical, United States of America (USA) 1
66 Avalanche Technology, United States of America (USA) 1
66 Intermolecular, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1
66 MyoKardia, United States of America (USA) 0.59 1
66 Immunomedics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1
66 WeatherTiger, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.75 1
66 Eastman Kodak Company, United States of America (USA) 1
66 Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.24 1
66 Editas Medicine, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.2 1
67 ConfometRx, United States of America (USA) 0.32 0.95
68 Wave Life Sciences Ltd., United States of America (USA) 0.95
69 Geosyntec Consultants, United States of America (USA) 0.08 0.94
70 JEOL USA, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.07 0.93
71 First Solar, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.93
72 Adroit Materials, United States of America (USA) 0.13 0.92
73 BioNano Genomics, United States of America (USA) 1.01 0.91
74 Trussell Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.09 0.9
75 General Electric Company (GE), United States of America (USA) 1.21 0.88
76 Xerox Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.93 0.87
77 Texas Instruments Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 0.13 0.86
78 480 Biomedical, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.85
79 Ancestry.com, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.04 0.84
80 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), United States of America (USA) 0.84
81 Snapdragon Chemistry Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.83
82 Materials Development, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.82
83 Synopsys, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.81
83 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.21 0.81
84 Caribou Biosciences, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.71 0.81
85 Blueprint Medicines, United States of America (USA) 0.81
86 KBR Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.8
87 Ametek, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.99 0.8
87 Pranalytica, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.8
88 Celgene Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.03 0.8
89 Translate Bio, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.78
89 OEwaves, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.78
90 Dow AgroSciences, United States of America (USA) 1.29 0.76
91 Firebird Biomolecular Sciences, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.5 0.75
91 Everon Biosciences, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.75
92 Sanaria Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.23 0.74
93 AfaSci, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.73
94 Moderna Therapeutics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.73
95 Boeing, United States of America (USA) 0.66 0.73
96 General Motors (GM), United States of America (USA) 1.14 0.72
97 LodeSpin Labs, United States of America (USA) 0.71
98 Soller Environmental, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.71
99 Afton Chemical Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.5 0.7
100 Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), United States of America (USA) 0.28 0.68

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2017 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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