Durham, N.C.-based Cato Research LLC merged with Specialized Medical Services-oncology BV (SMS-oncology), of Schiphol, Netherlands, to bolster its portfolio of global solutions dedicated to supporting life science organizations with advancing drug development. The combined company will transition to the name Cato SMS in the coming year. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed.

Sp Industries Inc., a Warminster, Pa.-based designer and manufacturer of laboratory equipment, pharmaceutical fill-finish manufacturing solutions, laboratory supplies and glassware, acquired the assets of privately held I-Dositecno Pharma Technologies, of Mataro, Spain. I-Dositecno is a provider of complete sterile filling lines for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and ophthalmic applications. Financial details were not disclosed.

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