NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Fisher Scientific plans to close one of its medical device production facilities in Nashua, NH, by June, 2010, resulting in around 130 layoffs, the company said on Friday.

The facility makes plastic parts for use in research and medical labs, including pipettes, tubing, and plates. The company said this plan will not affect its other Hudson facility, located on Friar's Drive.

The measure is part of a plan that will consolidate some production in a new facility that the firm is building in Petaluma, Calif.

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