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 Samsung Group, South Korea 1.66 2.55 19 52.3%
2 Pharmicell Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.43 1 N/A
3 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 1.02 0.38 2 -62.9%
4 GeneOne Life Science, Inc., South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
5 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.15 0.21 3 41.1%
6 Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), South Korea 0.10 0.19 2 94.3%
7 GeneMedicine Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.12 1 N/A
8 SK holdings, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
9 Gencurix, Inc., South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
10 KoBioLabs, Inc., South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
11 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.08 2 N/A
12 Yuhan Corporation, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
13 Penta Medix Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
14 Next Bio Inc., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
14 Autotac Bio, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
15 Neurorive Inc., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
16 Cantis Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
17 TR Biofab Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
17 Kemimedi Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
17 Megabiowood Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
18 Medytox Inc., South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
19 Theragen Etex Bio Institute, South Korea 0.11 0.02 1 -77.9%
20 Protech Korea Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.02 0.02 1 -20.1%
21 DNA Link, South Korea 0.01 1 N/A
22 Standigm Inc., South Korea 0.01 1 N/A
23 National Health Insurance Service (NIHS), South Korea 0.00 2 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.
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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.