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 Bayer AG, Germany 3.14 3.83 20 12.2%
2 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 6.15 3.71 16 -44.7%
3 BioNTech AG, Germany 2.77 8 N/A
4 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.14 0.85 6 476.1%
5 Merck KGaA, Germany 1.13 0.74 6 -39.5%
6 BioMed X GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.53 2 674.4%
7 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.15 0.43 1 160.7%
8 Siemens AG, Germany 0.18 0.37 5 91.9%
9 Wellcomet GmbH, Germany 0.04 0.33 1 665.6%
10 BASF SE, Germany 1.59 0.31 3 -81.8%
11 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.27 0.31 2 6.7%
12 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.24 0.28 4 6.8%
13 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.29 0.26 5 -16.6%
14 c-LEcta GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
15 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.26 0.21 2 -24.4%
16 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.27 0.20 1 -32.4%
16 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.47 0.20 1 -60.9%
16 I&L Biosystems GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
17 Centogene AG, Germany 0.31 0.20 4 -41.8%
18 Sivantos GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
19 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 0.16 2 N/A
20 OmicScouts GmbH, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
21 Axolabs GmbH, Germany 0.16 2 N/A
22 OmicEra Diagnostics GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
23 Eisbach Bio GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
24 Genevention GmbH, Germany 0.13 2 N/A
25 Hygiene Technologie Kompetenzzentrum GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
26 GeneWerk GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.11 1 277.7%
26 Evotec AG, Germany 0.43 0.11 1 -76.1%
26 Biaffin GmbH & Co KG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
26 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
27 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.11 2 -31.8%
28 CARDIOR Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
29 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.10 2 N/A
30 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
31 Zellmechanik Dresden GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
32 NeuroTransData GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
32 Institute for Forensic Genetics (IFG), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
33 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.31 0.08 6 -75.6%
34 Hansabred GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
35 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.08 1 -36.4%
35 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.15 0.08 1 -52.9%
36 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.27 0.08 1 -73.9%
36 TolerogenixX GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
37 ISAR Bioscience GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.07 3 119.9%
38 SAP AG, Germany 0.17 0.07 1 -60.6%
39 Gene Bridges GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
40 TraitGenetics GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
40 W. von Borries-Eckendorf GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
40 Nordsaat Saatzucht GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
40 PARI GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
41 BIOSAXS GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.06 1 -18.3%
41 Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft gGmbH (sdw), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
42 Südzucker AG, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
42 Micromod Partikeltechnologie GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
43 Amedes Holding GmbH, Germany 0.05 2 N/A
44 Proteome Factory AG, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
45 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.01 0.05 1 320.0%
46 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.05 1 -61.5%
46 JPK Instruments AG, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
46 Orgentec Diagnostika GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
47 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.01 0.05 2 224.1%
48 Saaten-Union Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
48 Charles River Discovery Research Services Germany GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
49 CeGaT GmbH, Germany 0.04 2 N/A
50 Cellex Gesellschaft für Zellgewinnung mbH, Germany 0.04 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.