2019 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 29.83 29.02 134 -8.2%
2 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 16.17 17.84 84 4.1%
3 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 2.12 2.45 11 9.3%
4 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.64 1.62 7 -6.7%
5 Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1.46 4 451.9%
6 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 2.46 1.40 7 -46.5%
7 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 1.95 1.12 16 -45.7%
8 IQE plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.37 1.07 3 176.6%
9 SpectrumGeo Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.78 2 N/A
10 Neem Biotech Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.71 1 N/A
11 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.52 0.71 4 -55.6%
12 Abzena PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 0.70 1 346.0%
13 Infineum International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.67 2 214.6%
14 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 0.63 2 -0.9%
15 Prozomix Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 2 N/A
16 IONTAS Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.53 1 N/A
17 Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 0.53 2 0.1%
18 MIP Diagnostics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 0.50 2 160.3%
18 Unit DX, United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
18 Pisces Conservation Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
18 Dyson Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
18 Integrated Geochemical Interpretation Ltd (IGI Ltd), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
19 Fluidic Analytics, Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 3 N/A
20 ATDBio Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 0.37 2 53.8%
21 Nanoforce Technology Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 0.34 2 -14.9%
22 WS Atkins plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 0.34 7 413.8%
23 Croda International Plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
24 Cambridge Econometrics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 2 N/A
25 Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 0.32 7 392.7%
26 Severn Trent Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 1 N/A
27 Paraytec Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 1 N/A
28 Telespazio Vega U.K. Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 2 N/A
29 GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.25 1 112.4%
29 FTSE Russell, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
29 Faculty, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
29 Thames Water Utilities Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
29 Iota Sciences Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
29 Kore Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
29 Vortex Recources Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
29 Global Phasing Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
29 AB Vista, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
30 Seascape Consultants Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 2 N/A
31 Nanolayers Research Computing Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 0.22 1 130.7%
32 OMass Technologies Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 0.22 4 37.9%
33 Silixa Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.40 0.20 1 -52.8%
33 OnCorps, Inc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
33 Scotch Whisky Research Institute (SWRI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
33 Becker Industrial Coatings Ltd, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
34 CN Bio Innovations Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 1 N/A
35 Watershed, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 RPS Group Plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 2 N/A
36 Tullow Oil plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.17 1 25.8%
36 GlaxoSmithKline R&D Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 0.17 1 -68.5%
36 BAE Systems, United Kingdom (UK) 0.68 0.17 1 -76.9%
36 UltraVision CLPL, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 MediSieve Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 PA Consulting Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 Renishaw plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 iQur Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 NPComplete Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 OlexSys Ltd, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
36 Reach Separations Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
37 Genomics plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.15 2 12.7%
38 Capita plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.15 2 22.8%
39 Finden Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 0.14 1 226.0%
40 Meggitt PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 0.14 1 -46.1%
40 PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
40 Ecometrics Research and Consulting (EMRC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
40 Mary Rose Museum, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
40 Engine Shed, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
40 ERBA Molecular, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
40 Bering Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
41 Getech, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.13 1 -5.6%
41 TgK Scientific Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 0.13 1 -29.2%
41 GammaDelta Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
41 Domainex, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
41 Spectris plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
41 Tony Gee and Partners LLP, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
42 Malvern Instruments Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 0.12 2 -29.5%
43 Genomics England Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.12 5 340.6%
44 Synairgen Research Ltd, United Kingdom (UK) 0.12 1 N/A
45 BenevolentAI Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 0.11 1 36.3%
45 TIA Systems Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
45 Growth Intelligence (GrowthIntel), United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
45 Petroclays Geological Consultancy, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
46 Oxford Instruments, United Kingdom (UK) 1.51 0.11 2 -93.2%
47 Geospatial Research Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 2 N/A
48 Microsens Biotechnologies, United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
48 Demuris Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
48 Northumbrian Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
48 BG Group plc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
49 Quintessa Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
49 Thomas Keating Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
50 Aspinall Consultants Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 0.08 1 7.6%
50 HR Wallingford Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
50 Affinity Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
50 Wessex Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
50 Portsmouth Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
50 Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
51 Kinetic Discovery Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
52 Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
52 TwinsUK Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
53 Albumedix Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 0.07 1 -79.0%
53 Exonate, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
53 Ptyxis Ecology, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
53 MatSurf Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
53 TerraDat (UK) Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
53 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
54 Twyman Research Management Ltd. (TRM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
54 Lloyd's Register Group Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
55 Serco Group plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.06 3 86.9%
56 Inspiralis Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
57 ADAS UK Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 0.06 1 -68.5%
57 John Wood Group PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
58 BioPharmaSpec Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
58 The Aleph Lab Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
59 Geotek Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
59 Fios Genomics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
60 Base4 Innovation Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.05 1 -5.6%
60 Synome Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 0.05 1 -57.1%
60 Arix Bioscience, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
60 Thomsons Online Benefits, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
60 ANAMAD Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
60 XenoGesis Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
60 Vizzuality, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
61 JEOL (UK) Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.04 1 -70.0%
61 Adprotech Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
62 Midatech Pharma plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
63 Del Puerto Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
63 PharmiWeb Solutions, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
64 Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.04 1 48.3%
65 Immunocore Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.03 1 -37.1%
65 Eagle Genomics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
66 OrganOx Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
67 GlaxoSmithKline Harlow, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
68 Supernova Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
69 York Osteoarchaeology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
70 BrainPatch Ltd, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
71 Wessex Archaeology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
72 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.01 0.02 2 -98.2%
73 Bioxydyn Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
74 OxFORD Asset Management, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
75 Sygnature Discovery Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
76 Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
77 NextMove Software Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 1 N/A
78 Flamingo Land Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.00 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.