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 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 15.42 10.93 50 -33.8%
2 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 10.44 7.00 20 -37.4%
3 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 1.86 1.64 9 -17.4%
4 Almac Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.82 1 N/A
5 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 0.75 1 5.0%
6 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 1.06 0.68 4 -40.5%
7 GlaxoSmithKline R&D Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 1.29 0.50 2 -63.9%
7 Concept Life Sciences, United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
7 Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
8 Ludger Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.43 1 20.0%
9 FlexEnable Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.40 1 198.7%
10 UVO3 Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.30 1 N/A
11 Isomerase Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.28 1 N/A
12 Crescendo Biologics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 0.25 1 133.3%
12 QuantuMDx UK, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
13 Infineum International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
13 De La Rue, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
13 Kernow Analytical Technology Limited (KAT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
14 Biotica Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
15 Global Phasing Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 0.18 1 205.5%
15 BAE Systems, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.18 1 -15.1%
16 MIP Diagnostics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 2 N/A
17 Fluorogenics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 1 N/A
17 Biogene Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 1 N/A
18 Bristol Industrial and Research Associates Limited (BIRAL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
18 TgK Scientific Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
18 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 0.17 1 -75.2%
18 QinetiQ Group plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
18 Malvern Instruments Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
19 Labman Automation Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 1 N/A
20 OMass Technologies Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 1 N/A
21 Molecular Discovery Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
21 Mass Spectrometry Instruments (MSI) Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
22 Micro Materials Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
23 GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.69 0.11 1 -84.9%
23 Kymab Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
24 Cairn Research Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
24 ATDBio Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
25 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
25 Fracture Systems Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
26 Manchester Nanomaterials Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.07 1 -46.7%
26 Albumedix Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 0.07 1 -26.7%
26 Vernalis plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 0.07 1 -87.9%
27 Smart Dx Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
27 Magnus Life Science, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
28 Ilika plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
29 Immunocore Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.05 1 -65.8%
29 Cellular Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
30 Nanoforce Technology Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
31 Finden Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
32 Analytical Services International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
33 BGResearch Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
34 Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 0.03 2 -90.7%
34 WS Atkins plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 0.03 2 -90.7%
35 Bio Nano Consulting, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.03 1 -48.7%
36 Engineered Biodesign Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
37 Genomics England Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 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.