2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 30.67 35.56
2 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 33.57 29.14
3 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 18.27 16.93
4 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 7.06 12.39
5 Amgen Inc., United States of America (USA) 13.49 10.66
6 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 14.92 10.54
7 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 8.43 9.51
8 Johnson & Johnson, United States of America (USA) 5.15 5.54
9 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 3.95 5.27
10 AbbVie Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.2 5.01
11 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.57 4.95
12 BGI, China 5.63 4.73
13 Alphabet Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.87 4.48
14 Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.58 4.44
15 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.04 4.31
16 Biogen Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.74 4.04
17 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.43 3.98
18 New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB), United States of America (USA) 1.57 3.63
19 Eli Lilly and Company, United States of America (USA) 7.98 3.37
20 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 2.54 3.24
21 Leidos Holdings, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.98 3.21
22 Illumina, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.71 3.17
23 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 3.19 3.08
24 Samsung Group, South Korea 2.98 3.02
25 Sanofi, France 2.16 2.9
26 Human Longevity, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.99 2.74
27 H3 Biomedicine Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.5 2.58
28 NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.64 2.54
29 Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), United States of America (USA) 1.4 2.3
30 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 3.73 2.28
31 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 2.2 2.25
32 Techint Group, Italy 0.85 2.16
33 Foundation Medicine, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.04 2.15
34 10x Genomics, United States of America (USA) 1.12 2.01
35 Bayer AG, Germany 4.09 1.93
36 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 1.01 1.88
37 DowDuPont Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.64 1.87
38 Merck KGaA, Germany 1.66 1.83
39 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.62 1.75
40 Adaptive Biotechnologies LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.32 1.75
41 SomaLogic, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.05 1.68
42 Gilead Sciences, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.94 1.64
43 Heptares Therapeutics, United Kingdom (UK) 2 1.58
44 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.53 1.49
45 23andMe, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.82 1.49
46 Oncomed Pharmaceutical, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.17 1.4
47 Noble Research Institute, LLC, United States of America (USA) 2.24 1.39
48 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.28 1.38
49 UCB S.A., Belgium 0.67 1.3
50 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 0.05 1.26

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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