2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 3.69 2.30 13 -39.0%
2 Bayer AG, Germany 4.02 1.87 17 -54.4%
3 Merck KGaA, Germany 1.68 1.85 7 7.9%
4 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.53 1.49 4 175.3%
5 MorphoSys AG, Germany 0.14 1.05 2 621.9%
6 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.60 0.65 3 4.8%
7 Scalable Minds UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG, Germany 0.64 1 N/A
7 Abberior Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.64 2 N/A
8 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.12 0.59 9 392.3%
9 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.22 0.54 3 140.0%
10 Siemens AG, Germany 0.81 0.54 8 -34.1%
11 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.18 0.50 1 177.6%
12 Probiodrug AG, Germany 0.43 2 N/A
13 Evotec AG, Germany 0.18 0.35 3 88.6%
14 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.31 1 N/A
15 SAP AG, Germany 0.27 2 N/A
16 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.25 2 N/A
17 Symrise AG, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
18 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.21 1 N/A
19 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.05 0.20 1 291.9%
19 BASF SE, Germany 1.72 0.20 1 -88.6%
20 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.13 0.19 2 49.1%
21 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.18 2 N/A
21 Lionex GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
22 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.77 0.18 6 -77.1%
23 Grünenthal GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
23 Beiersdorf AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
23 Avitec Research GbR, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
24 Bioscientia Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik GmbH, Germany 0.16 2 N/A
25 4SC AG, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
26 MediGene AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
27 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.09 0.14 1 50.9%
28 Glycotope GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
29 Dr. August Wolff GmbH Co. KG Arzneimittel, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
29 Tierzuchtforschung e.V. München, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
30 Logopharm GmbH, Germany 0.12 3 N/A
31 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
32 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.11 0.11 1 -2.0%
33 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.10 2 N/A
34 Molecular Microbiology and Genomics Consultancy (MMGC), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
35 Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
36 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.08 1 133.6%
37 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
38 Scienion AG, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
38 GenXPro GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
39 Chronix Biomedical GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
40 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.11 0.07 3 -42.7%
41 Definiens AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
42 Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
43 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.06 1 -23.1%
43 Science Products GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
44 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.24 0.05 1 -80.2%
45 Bovicare GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
46 Strube Research GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
47 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.05 0.04 5 -10.3%
48 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
49 Europäisches Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung von Transplantationsstrategien (EUFETS) GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
50 Cellular Phenomics Oncology GmbH (CPO), Germany 0.03 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.