Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher) announced that it plans to shut down one of its medical device production facilities in Nashua, New Hampshire by June 2010, the GenomeWeb News reported. About 130 employees will be laid off as a part of this move.

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

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