2020 tables: Institutions - life sciences - corporate

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 4.45 3.11 15 -30.5%
2 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.58 1.63 10 181.5%
3 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 0.14 1.56 3 982.6%
4 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.26 1.18 7 346.5%
5 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.31 1.08 5 -18.1%
6 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.36 0.68 6 -50.5%
7 Kabushiki Kaisha DNAForm, Japan 0.67 3 N/A
8 Nippi. Inc., Japan 0.64 2 N/A
9 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.54 5 7,841.0%
10 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 0.15 0.51 8 238.8%
11 Sony Corporation, Japan 0.51 2 N/A
12 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.50 0.43 6 -14.8%
13 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.37 0.38 12 2.8%
14 F-Power Inc., Japan 0.33 1 N/A
15 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.25 5 3,635.8%
16 OMRON Corporation, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
17 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.55 0.24 5 -56.8%
18 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.73 0.22 5 -69.6%
19 Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd. (SNBL), Japan 0.22 2 N/A
20 Fushimi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Japan 0.22 1 N/A
21 Kikkoman Corporation, Japan 0.21 1 N/A
22 SDS Biotech K.K., Japan 0.19 1 N/A
23 Nippon Flour Mills Co., Ltd. (NIPPN), Japan 0.17 2 N/A
24 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.46 0.17 4 -63.1%
25 Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
26 Lion Corporation, Japan 0.15 1 N/A
27 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.16 0.14 4 -8.2%
28 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.04 0.14 1 240.9%
29 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.01 0.14 4 1,917.3%
29 JEOL Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.14 4 1,917.3%
29 Asubio Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.14 4 1,917.3%
30 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.12 0.14 3 14.9%
31 CeSPIA, Inc., Japan 0.10 0.13 2 26.2%
32 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.25 0.11 1 -55.8%
32 TAO Health Life Pharma Co. Ltd., Japan 0.11 1 N/A
32 IDEA Consultants, Inc., Japan 0.11 1 N/A
33 Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Nissui), Japan 0.11 1 N/A
34 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.43 0.10 1 -76.8%
34 MiraBiologics Inc., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
35 Japan Microbiological Laboratory (JML), Japan 0.09 1 N/A
36 Institute of Mitochondrial Science Company, Ltd., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
37 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 0.08 5 -66.1%
38 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 0.08 2 16.0%
38 Veritas Corporation, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
38 Sasaki Foundation, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
39 Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI), Japan 0.04 0.08 4 109.7%
40 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
40 Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Treatment Corporation, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
41 Health and Kampo Institute, Japan 0.67 0.07 1 -89.3%
41 VisionTech Incorporated (VTI), Japan 0.07 1 N/A
42 Araya Inc., Japan 0.06 2 N/A
43 Cyfuse Biomedical K. K., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
43 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
44 J-Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 0.06 1 -35.7%
44 OncoTherapy Science, Inc. (OTS), Japan 0.06 1 N/A
45 Dynacom Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 0.05 1 -5.8%
45 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
46 Humanome Lab., Inc., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
47 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.13 0.04 5 -66.6%
48 Tokiwa Group, Japan 0.04 1 N/A
49 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.04 4 448.2%
50 World Freshwater Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu, Japan 0.03 1 N/A

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.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.