Whether working for a pharmaceutical giant or a biotech start-up with a unique vision, researchers who responded to this year’s Best Places to Work in Industry survey are translating society’s most pressing scientific needs into a new generation of drugs, research tools, and cutting-edge innovations. Wyatt Technology (#4), with a workforce of around 100 employees, provides instrumentation for the characterization of macromolecules, while the similarly small Genomatica (#8) offers new green and sustainable ways of manufacturing chemicals. And big industry staples such as Bayer (#20), Novartis (#17), and Dow AgroSciences (#7) continue to push the boundaries of health care, agriculture, and materials sciences.


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