2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 BASF SE, Germany 6.69 6.41 32 -10.0%
2 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 4.07 4.08 9 -5.8%
3 Bayer AG, Germany 1.74 3.57 13 92.7%
4 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.26 2.83 15 17.6%
5 Merck KGaA, Germany 2.71 1.93 12 -32.8%
6 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 0.96 1.37 9 33.2%
7 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.13 1.05 4 691.5%
8 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.83 4 N/A
9 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.85 0.69 4 -24.4%
10 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.18 0.53 7 171.6%
11 GlycoThera GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
12 Signatope GmbH, Germany 0.46 2 N/A
13 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 0.43 1 N/A
14 Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
15 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.30 2 N/A
16 Mast Diagnostica GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
17 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.22 0.27 7 18.9%
17 SAP AG, Germany 0.22 0.27 7 18.9%
18 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.27 2 N/A
19 NanoAnalytics GmbH, Germany 0.26 2 N/A
20 AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
20 Coriolis Pharma Research GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
20 Micromod Partikeltechnologie GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
20 Celltool GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
21 European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA), Germany 0.24 3 N/A
22 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
22 ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
23 PCO AG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
23 glyXera GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
24 Siemens AG, Germany 0.08 0.19 5 127.6%
25 IONTOF GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
25 Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
26 Jobst Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
26 Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
27 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.16 2 -12.3%
28 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
29 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
30 Symrise AG, Germany 0.15 2 N/A
31 Wacker Chemie AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
31 Metabion International AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
32 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.24 0.13 1 -50.4%
32 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
32 SciClus GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
33 IStLS - Information Services to Life Science, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
34 Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
35 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.30 0.09 1 -71.5%
35 Emissionskonzepte Motoren UG, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
36 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.08 5 N/A
36 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.08 5 N/A
37 Kerntechnische Entsorgung Karlsruhe GmbH (KTE), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
38 BioMed X GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
39 Charles River Discovery Research Services Germany GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
40 Chemometrix GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.06 1 -29.5%
40 DyNAbind GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
41 NMR Service GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
42 Polymer Libraries GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
43 X-Spectrum GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
44 Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
45 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.02 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.