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 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 37.39 44.10 110 9.6%
2 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 30.73 27.30 93 -17.4%
3 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 18.93 19.79 83 -2.8%
4 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 9.94 11.51 68 7.7%
5 Sanofi, France 3.46 3.63 27 -2.5%
6 Techint Group, Italy 2.10 2.65 13 17.6%
7 Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Portugal 0.85 2.47 38 171.2%
8 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 3.58 1.96 14 -49.2%
9 Bayer AG, Germany 1.87 1.74 27 -13.5%
10 UCB S.A., Belgium 1.59 1.73 4 1.4%
11 Merck KGaA, Germany 1.85 1.72 13 -13.5%
12 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 2.30 1.41 15 -43.2%
13 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.05 1.33 10 2,493.6%
14 Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 1.30 3 N/A
15 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 0.83 1.19 3 33.7%
16 Siemens AG, Germany 0.54 1.11 10 90.6%
17 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 1.88 1.09 15 -45.9%
18 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 2.25 1.07 8 -55.9%
19 Argenx SE, Belgium 0.05 1.06 2 2,072.9%
20 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 0.18 1.05 3 430.5%
21 Science Europe AISBL, Belgium 1.00 1 N/A
22 BASF SE, Germany 0.20 0.92 6 325.3%
23 Innate Pharma S.A., France 0.07 0.90 6 1,160.3%
24 Merus N.V., Netherlands 0.43 0.88 2 91.1%
25 Servier Laboratories, France 0.44 0.83 4 75.6%
26 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.25 0.78 2 191.6%
27 Oryzon Genomics, Spain 0.76 1 N/A
28 Alkermes plc, Ireland 0.71 2 N/A
29 Genos Ltd., Croatia 0.46 0.67 3 36.1%
30 Ben-Ari Institute of Neuroarcheology, France 0.67 1 N/A
31 BioNTech AG, Germany 1.49 0.66 6 -58.8%
32 BioMérieux SA, France 0.63 2 N/A
33 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.60 2 N/A
34 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.04 0.59 3 1,221.7%
35 Monasterium Laboratory Skin and Hair Research Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.59 2 N/A
36 Fimlab Laboratories Ltd., Finland 0.19 0.57 22 186.7%
37 Fibrostatin S.L., Spain 0.56 1 N/A
38 IONTAS Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.53 1 N/A
39 Mutabilis, France 0.53 1 N/A
40 Eurofins Scientific, Luxembourg 0.05 0.50 1 783.1%
40 Pisces Conservation Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
41 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.45 2 N/A
42 EN-FIST Centre of Excellence, Slovenia 0.42 0.44 3 -2.0%
42 ProQR Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.44 2 N/A
43 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 0.43 1 N/A
44 Novozymes A/S, Denmark 0.50 0.41 2 -23.6%
45 Medtronic plc, Ireland 0.08 0.40 2 351.5%
45 ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies Aps, Denmark 0.40 2 N/A
46 Deinobiotics SAS, France 0.40 1 N/A
47 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.29 0.40 2 26.7%
48 SkylineDx B.V, Netherlands 0.38 1 N/A
49 Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.36 1 N/A
50 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Netherlands 0.04 0.33 1 643.7%
50 Neurimmune Holding AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
50 CCP hf., Iceland 0.33 1 N/A
50 Nosopharm SAS, France 0.33 1 N/A
50 Hoekmine B.V., Netherlands 0.33 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.