2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.19 4.45 17 -20.2%
2 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.58 1.36 6 -19.7%
3 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.04 1.31 4 17.2%
4 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 0.00 1.23 7 36,154.1%
5 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.16 0.73 10 319.6%
6 Health and Kampo Institute, Japan 0.67 1 N/A
7 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.29 0.58 7 83.6%
8 Takara Bio Inc., Japan 0.02 0.57 3 3,113.3%
9 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.55 6 16,235.5%
10 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.06 0.50 7 699.5%
11 Amine Pharma Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
12 Toyota Group, Japan 0.71 0.47 1 -39.3%
13 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.03 0.46 7 1,212.5%
14 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.05 0.43 1 657.0%
15 Hayashibara Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 1 N/A
16 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
17 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.33 0.38 1 4.6%
18 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.32 0.37 13 5.0%
19 Kyodo Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 1 N/A
20 Immuno-Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 0.33 1 -7.0%
21 Thinkcyte Inc., Japan 0.32 1 N/A
22 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.48 0.26 9 -49.0%
23 Repertoire Genesis Inc., Japan 0.04 0.26 2 451.5%
24 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.51 0.26 2 -52.6%
25 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
26 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.16 0.25 6 47.1%
27 Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., Japan 0.23 1 N/A
28 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.27 0.23 5 -20.8%
29 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.38 0.21 2 -50.4%
30 Anti-Aging Science Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
31 Megakaryon Corporation, Japan 0.18 1 N/A
32 Maxnet Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
33 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.34 0.16 5 -57.3%
34 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 0.20 0.15 6 -29.9%
35 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 0.14 1 N/A
36 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.03 0.13 6 282.8%
37 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.13 0.12 4 -12.4%
38 CeSPIA, Inc., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
39 Toyama Chemical Co., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
40 NB Health Laboratory Co. Ltd. (NBHL), Japan 0.09 1 N/A
40 KOTAI Biotechnologies, Inc., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
40 J-Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
41 Morinaga & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
42 Rhelixa, Inc., Japan 0.08 2 N/A
43 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.07 1 -60.2%
43 Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
43 NRL Pharma, Inc., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
44 Dynacom Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
45 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.05 2 237.6%
46 Organ Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
47 Earthnote Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
47 Satake Chemical Equipment Manufacturing Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
48 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.03 0.04 1 41.7%
49 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.21 0.04 1 -81.8%
50 Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI), Japan 0.00 0.04 5 995.4%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
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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.