2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 BASF SE, Germany 3.64 6.76 26 85.3%
2 Bayer AG, Germany 3.51 3.34 18 -5.2%
3 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 3.85 2.32 8 -39.8%
4 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 1.40 1.66 11 18.3%
5 Heidelberg Pharma AG, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
6 Bionorica SE, Germany 0.92 1 N/A
7 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.43 0.82 5 88.8%
8 Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.73 2 N/A
9 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.66 3 158.7%
10 Taros Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.70 0.60 2 -15.0%
10 Xolo GmbH, Germany 0.60 1 N/A
11 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.22 0.58 5 -52.5%
12 BMW Group, Germany 0.10 0.53 2 423.9%
13 Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
13 TransMIT GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
13 SmartDyeLivery GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
13 Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
14 Currenta GmbH & Co., Germany 0.47 1 N/A
15 Sirius Fine Chemicals SiChem GmbH, Germany 0.43 1 N/A
16 Sulfotools GmbH, Germany 0.42 1 N/A
17 BMG Labtech GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
18 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.44 0.38 1 -15.8%
18 GlycoUniverse Holding GmbH, Germany 0.38 1 N/A
19 Merck KGaA, Germany 0.34 0.34 3 -0.3%
20 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.40 0.33 1 -16.8%
20 Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
21 BigChem GmbH, Germany 0.31 2 N/A
22 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
23 Schauenburg International Group, Germany 0.27 1 N/A
24 MG Optical Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
24 PharmaZell GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
25 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.50 0.23 3 -53.6%
26 OSRAM AG, Germany 1.53 0.22 1 -85.8%
27 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.21 0.21 1 -0.2%
28 Plasmion GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
28 Magritek GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
29 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.90 0.19 5 -78.8%
30 FEW Chemicals GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
31 XPLORAYTION GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
31 Dispendix GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
32 OmicEra Diagnostics GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
33 Symrise AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
33 c-LEcta GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
34 AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
34 Varimol TGU, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
34 IONTOF GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
34 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
35 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.11 2 12.9%
36 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.13 0.11 1 -11.3%
37 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.22 0.10 1 -55.1%
38 KRONOS INTERNATIONAL Inc., Germany 0.09 1 N/A
38 EASYTEC GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
38 Festo AG Co. KG, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
39 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
39 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
40 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.29 0.08 1 -73.1%
40 H. C. Starck GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
41 Gene Bridges GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
41 VITCON Projectconsult GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
42 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.07 0.06 2 -8.2%
42 SAP AG, Germany 0.07 0.06 2 -8.2%
43 Signatope GmbH, Germany 0.30 0.06 1 -81.5%
44 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.05 2 -26.6%
44 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.07 0.05 2 -26.6%
45 TechnologieZentrumDortmund GmbH (TZDO), Germany 0.20 0.05 1 -75.6%
45 PROvendis GmbH, Germany 0.20 0.05 1 -75.6%
45 Evotec AG, Germany 0.41 0.05 1 -87.8%
46 THATec Innovation GmbH, Germany 0.05 2 N/A
47 ISAR Bioscience GmbH, Germany 0.05 2 N/A
48 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.15 0.05 1 -70.5%
49 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
50 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.04 1 -53.9%

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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.