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Danish biotech firm with operations in Davis tops world rankings

Novozymes, a global biotechnology company that has operations in Davis, has been ranked No. 1 in the world in Science magazine’s 2015 “Top Employers” list.

The firm, based in Denmark, employs more than 6,500 and has offices worldwide. Novozymes has been operating in Davis since 1992. It employs about 125.

The annual “Top Employers” rankings are based on employee evaluations among firms in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related industries to determine an international top 20 list.

South San Francisco-based Genentech was ranked sixth on this year’s list, down from No. 3 a year ago. Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company based in Foster City in San Mateo County, was ranked 19th on this year’s list.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover