Belgian life sciences company Eurogentec is shuttering its San Diego operations, with aims to consolidate its North American business in its larger, Fremont-based site.

The diagnostics and contract manufacturing company employs 16 in San Diego and about 85 in Fremont. Some San Diego employees will be transferring to Northern California as part of the consolidation, said Gopal Inamati, technical product manager at the San Diego Eurogentec site. The move is expected to be complete by Dec. 1.

Eurogentec is a subsidiary of Japanese chemical company Kaneka Corp., which employs about 8,000 worldwide.

— Meghana Keshavan