2021 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 BGI, China 9.12 7.50 51 -24.4%
2 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 1.79 1.59 6 -18.4%
3 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.34 0.84 12 125.5%
4 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 0.61 0.74 43 11.9%
5 Fosun Pharma, China 0.71 1 N/A
6 China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), China 0.70 2 N/A
7 Topchoice Group, China 0.85 0.64 10 -31.4%
8 GrandOmics Biosciences, China 0.30 0.61 2 83.9%
9 Tencent, China 0.20 0.60 3 177.9%
10 Mabwell (Shanghai) Bioscience Co., Ltd., China 0.48 1 N/A
11 Singlera Genomics Inc., China 0.05 0.47 1 718.2%
11 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.47 1 N/A
12 WuXi AppTec, China 0.58 0.45 9 -28.3%
13 Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.44 1 345.8%
14 Beijing Solidwill Sci-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.38 1 N/A
15 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 0.39 0.37 12 -14.0%
16 National Vaccine and Serum Institute, China 0.34 1 N/A
17 Hangzhou Dixiang Import & Export Co. Ltd, China 0.31 1 N/A
18 Analytical Biosciences Limited, China 0.28 3 N/A
19 Anhui Chungu 3D Institute of Intelligent Equipment and Industrial Technology, China 0.25 1 N/A
20 Abmart Shanghai Co., Ltd., China 0.24 1 N/A
21 AnchorDx Medical Co., Ltd., China 0.24 1 N/A
22 Shanghai Celliver Biotechnology Co. Ltd., China 0.24 1 N/A
23 Nextomics Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.45 0.23 2 -52.6%
24 Suzhou Abogen Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.23 1 N/A
25 Guangzhou Wolbaki Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.22 1 14.7%
26 Deepwise, China 0.21 1 N/A
27 Beijing Kawin Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
27 Biozeron Biotech Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
27 Dongguan Enlife Stem Cell Biotechnology Institute, China 0.20 1 N/A
27 EVOC Intelligent Technology Company Limited, China 0.20 2 N/A
27 Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd., China 0.20 2 N/A
28 Huazhi Rice Bio-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.20 2 N/A
29 Hangzhou Repugene Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.19 2 N/A
30 Annoroad Gene Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.19 4 3.9%
31 Geneplus-Beijing Institute, China 0.29 0.19 2 -40.0%
32 Pomona Biotechnology Corp., China 0.19 1 N/A
32 Precision Scientific (Beijing) Co., Ltd., China 0.19 1 N/A
33 Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, China 0.18 2 N/A
34 Cipher Gene (Beijing) Co., Ltd., China 0.18 3 N/A
35 Vazyme Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
36 Guangzhou nBiomed Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
37 PTM Biolab Co., Ltd., China 0.05 0.17 1 221.5%
37 Berry Genomics Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.17 1 68.4%
37 Eusyn Medical Technology Company, China 0.17 1 N/A
37 Shanghai Omicsolution Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
38 Wuxi Biortus Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.16 2 -12.9%
39 Genscript Biotech Corporation, China 0.15 2 N/A
40 WIMI Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.15 1 N/A
41 Pharchoice Therapeutics Inc., China 0.07 0.14 1 96.9%
41 Beijing Pangenomics Technology Co., Ltd. (Genetron Health), China 0.15 0.14 1 -11.4%
41 Beijing Ori-Gene Science and Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.15 0.14 1 -12.5%
41 Shanghai Model Organisms Center, Inc., China 0.14 1 N/A
42 Shukun (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.13 1 N/A
42 Gracell Biotechnologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China 0.13 1 N/A
42 Yahua Seeds Science Academy of Hunan, China 0.13 1 N/A
43 Dong-E-E-Jiao Co., Ltd., China 0.13 1 N/A
44 Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China 0.03 0.13 1 336.4%
44 Zhejiang DIAN Diagnostics Co., Ltd., China 0.06 0.13 1 83.7%
44 Bloomage Bio Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.13 1 N/A
44 Guangdong Wens Foodstuff Group Co., Ltd., China 0.13 1 N/A
45 Guangzhou Jinan Biomedicine Research and Development Center, China 0.11 1 N/A
45 ABLife, Inc., China 0.11 1 N/A
45 Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise CO., LTD., China 0.11 1 N/A
45 Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., China 0.11 1 N/A
45 Guangdong Xinbaotang Biological Technology Co. Ltd., China 0.11 1 N/A
46 LipidAll Technologies Co., Ltd., China 0.13 0.11 1 -20.1%
47 Qianyang Biomedical Research Institute, China 0.20 0.10 1 -53.2%
47 Viva Biotech Ltd., China 0.10 1 N/A
47 CARsgen Therapeutics Ltd., China 0.10 1 N/A
48 Biogle Genome Editing Center, China 0.10 2 N/A
49 Genergy Bio-Technology (Shanghai) Co., China 0.10 2 N/A
50 Hugobiotech Co., Ltd., China 0.10 1 N/A
50 Shenzhen Puensum Genetech Institute, China 0.10 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.