2021 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 47.80 60.08 145 21.2%
2 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 39.09 24.63 97 -39.3%
3 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 3.45 2.20 8 -38.6%
4 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 0.57 1.49 3 151.3%
5 Givaudan SA, Switzerland 1.16 2 N/A
6 Vifor Pharma Ltd., Switzerland 1.06 2 N/A
7 Ichnos Sciences, Switzerland 0.10 1.00 1 864.2%
8 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.24 0.94 3 282.9%
9 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 0.70 0.92 8 26.7%
10 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.49 0.88 5 71.7%
11 Nouscom AG, Switzerland 0.87 0.62 1 -30.6%
12 enviBee GmbH, Switzerland 0.13 0.50 2 285.7%
12 Arcadis Schweiz AG, Switzerland 0.50 1 N/A
13 FLUXiM AG, Switzerland 0.27 0.43 3 53.1%
14 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.75 0.42 3 -45.9%
15 Lonza Group Ltd., Switzerland 0.25 0.40 6 51.8%
16 Microsynth AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
16 Wildlife Analysis GmbH, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
16 Attolight AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
17 InterAx Biotech AG, Switzerland 0.31 1 N/A
18 Zurich Instruments AG, Switzerland 0.30 1 N/A
19 Geo-Energie Suisse AG, Switzerland 0.29 1 N/A
20 Solvias AG, Switzerland 0.27 2 N/A
21 RKResearch GmbH, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
21 NBE-Therapeutics AG, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
22 ADSresonances Sàrl, Switzerland 0.18 2 N/A
23 MaxWell Biosystems AG, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
23 Acqiris SA, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
23 EarlySight SA, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
24 Genkyotex S.A., Switzerland 0.16 1 N/A
25 Amcor plc, Switzerland 0.15 1 N/A
26 ABB Ltd., Switzerland 0.35 0.13 5 -65.0%
27 Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd., Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
28 Qualitas AG, Switzerland 0.12 1 N/A
29 Viventis Microscopy Sàrl, Switzerland 0.08 0.11 1 39.3%
29 Vestergaard SA, Switzerland 0.11 1 N/A
29 Epithelix Sàrl, Switzerland 0.11 1 N/A
30 CSD Ingenieure AG, Switzerland 0.11 2 N/A
31 Cellestia Biotech AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
32 Inositec AG, Switzerland 0.09 1 N/A
33 Lumiphase AG, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
33 gutwasser GmbH, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
33 The Basel Life Sciences Agency (EVA), Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
34 Limites Medical Research Ltd., Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
35 Multiwave Technologies AG, Switzerland 0.08 0.07 1 -10.5%
35 BluAct Technologies GmbH, Switzerland 0.10 0.07 1 -31.1%
35 Acthera Therapeutics Ltd., Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
36 Ribosome Studio Aeschlimann, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
36 Oncotheis Sàrl, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
37 Geneva Biotech Sàrl (GBiotech), Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
38 BioVersys AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
39 enGene Statistics GmbH, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
39 FenX AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
39 PMOD Technologies LLC., Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
40 GeNeuro SA, Switzerland 0.07 0.05 1 -32.5%
40 Kempf und Pfaltz Histologische Diagnostik AG, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
40 ImmunoGenes AG, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
41 Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Switzerland 0.01 0.05 1 239.8%
42 PharmaBiome AG, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
43 Schweizerische Mobiliar Versicherungsgesellschaft AG, Switzerland 0.08 0.04 1 -51.8%
44 SYNLAB Analytics & Services Switzerland AG, Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
45 ChemOS Sàrl, Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
46 2C SysBioMed, Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
47 Datalystica Ltd., Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
47 Mountainsense Consulting, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
48 Kido Dynamics SA, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
49 EA - Shaping Environmental Action, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
50 Keires AG, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
51 Swiss Institute of Genomic Medicine (Medigenome), Switzerland 0.00 1 N/A
52 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.01 0.00 2 -71.7%

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.