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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.07 5.19 15 372.8%
2 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 2.00 1.58 5 -22.7%
3 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 2.47 1.04 2 -58.9%
4 Toyota Group, Japan 0.71 1 N/A
5 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.51 3 N/A
6 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 0.48 7 -45.1%
7 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 0.46 2 N/A
8 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.06 0.38 6 503.0%
9 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.25 0.34 5 33.7%
10 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.18 0.33 1 79.6%
10 Immuno-Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1 N/A
11 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.18 0.32 9 72.7%
12 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.83 0.29 6 -65.5%
13 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.29 3 1,541.3%
14 Furukawa Techno Material Co., Ltd. (FTM), Japan 0.29 1 N/A
14 Suntory Holdings Limited, Japan 0.03 0.29 2 851.7%
15 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.39 0.27 6 -33.1%
16 Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.22 1 N/A
17 Asahi Soft Drinks Co, Ltd., Japan 0.21 1 N/A
18 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.25 0.21 4 -16.5%
19 Canon Inc., Japan 0.38 0.20 1 -47.8%
19 Kyulux, Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
19 Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
20 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 0.23 0.20 5 -15.0%
21 Araya Inc., Japan 0.25 0.20 3 -23.5%
22 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 2 N/A
22 Teika Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
23 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 1.56 0.16 4 -89.8%
24 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.16 4 3,382.7%
25 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 0.15 2 N/A
26 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.12 0.14 1 19.0%
27 Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation (JAMSS), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
28 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.13 3 N/A
28 JEOL Ltd., Japan 0.13 3 N/A
29 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.09 0.13 2 34.7%
30 Alfresa Holdings Corporation, Japan 0.12 1 N/A
31 Nihon BioData Corporation, Japan 0.11 1 N/A
32 Mab Institute Inc., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
33 LSI Medience Corporation, Japan 0.09 4 N/A
34 NanoCarbon Researvh Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
35 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.33 0.08 1 -75.5%
35 TAK-Circulator Corporation, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
36 Nippon Gene Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 3 N/A
37 Reifycs Inc., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
38 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
39 Akita Lipid Technologies, LLC, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
40 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.06 3 N/A
41 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.08 0.05 1 -31.3%
41 Research Institute of Biomolecule Metrology Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
42 Repertoire Genesis Inc., Japan 0.04 1 N/A
43 Medical and Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. (MBL), Japan 0.04 1 N/A
44 JT Group, Japan 0.17 0.03 1 -80.4%
45 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 0.03 0.03 3 13.9%
45 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.03 3 N/A
45 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.03 3 N/A
46 Sekisui Chemical Company, Limited, Japan 0.03 1 N/A
46 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.03 1 N/A
46 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.03 1 N/A
46 Kaneka Corporation, Japan 0.03 1 N/A
47 Taisei Corporation, Japan 0.03 1 N/A
48 Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.10 0.02 3 -80.6%
49 Takara Bio Inc., Japan 0.02 1 N/A
50 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.00 0.02 1 483.7%

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).
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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.