2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 BASF SE, Germany 7.01 6.69 36 -10.9%
2 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 8.08 4.07 10 -53.0%
3 Merck KGaA, Germany 1.48 2.71 13 70.7%
4 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.07 2.26 9 2.2%
5 Bayer AG, Germany 1.18 1.74 9 37.4%
6 MorphoSys AG, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
7 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.27 0.96 9 -28.8%
8 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.85 3 378.2%
9 BMW Group, Germany 0.75 2 N/A
10 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.09 0.70 3 621.9%
11 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.63 1 N/A
12 PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.53 2 248.5%
13 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
13 Gilupi GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
14 Sartorius AG, Germany 0.42 1 N/A
14 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 0.60 0.42 2 -35.2%
15 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.40 1 236.0%
15 Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
16 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
17 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.30 0.29 1 -11.1%
18 Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
19 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.40 0.25 1 -41.7%
20 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.24 1 N/A
21 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.26 0.22 6 -23.1%
21 SAP AG, Germany 0.26 0.22 6 -23.1%
22 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.18 5 741.6%
23 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.17 1 55.6%
23 Biotechrabbit GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
23 Sensolytics GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
24 AXO Dresden GmbH, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
25 Magnosco GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
26 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.29 0.13 2 -56.2%
27 Evotec AG, Germany 0.40 0.13 1 -70.8%
27 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.46 0.13 1 -74.9%
27 Vita 34 AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
27 Hybrotec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
27 UP Transfer GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
27 WITec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
28 Altana AG, Germany 0.33 0.11 1 -68.9%
29 Ercosplan Group, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
29 SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
29 Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
29 Chemometrix GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
30 Siemens AG, Germany 1.35 0.08 5 -94.5%
31 QualiMed Innovative Medizinprodukte GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
32 GlycoUniverse Holding GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
33 Surface Concept GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
34 Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
34 Proteome Factory AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
35 SR-Meteorites, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
36 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
37 ABX GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.03 1 -89.0%
38 Swabian Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 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.