Disease Detection International said it has eliminated its research and development facility in Burlington, N.C., and will consolidate operations at its corporate headquarters in Irvine.
The move will eliminate six positions, including vice president of research and development, vice president of finance and the four North Carolina-based research and development posts.
President H. Thad Morris said he plans to name a new research and development chief and add six new workers in Irvine over the next year. He said Disease Detection's treasurer, Charles E. Peach, will take over responsibility of the company's financial duties. Locally, the company employs 11 workers, including six in research and development.
Morris said the company, which develops test kits that detect infectious diseases in humans and animals, expects to introduce four products for clinical studies in the first half of 1988. It also will continue the work of the North Carolina facility, which was involved in research programs for the development of products that detect diseases most common in Third World countries.