3M leads Reuters' Top 100 Innovators for 2012, which also includes ACC members Arkema, Dow Chemical, DuPont and Solvay. The list weighs patent volume and success rate, international reach and citation-based influence, according to Reuters. "R&D spend in pharmaceutical/chemical-focused industries is among the top in the world. Many organizations in these sectors are extremely innovative, yet they adhere to a different innovation model," said David Brown, managing director at Thomson Reuters' IP Solutions.
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