- The Washington Times - Monday, January 28, 2008

• Canadian telecommunications company Telus said it hired Razorsight Corp., a Fairfax financial technology company, to automate its network cost management functions.

MGB Ltd. Spearhead Innovations, an Arlington acoustic technology company, and OnLine LinkUp, a Baltimore global social networking company, joined the Chesapeake Innovation Center, a business development organization in Annapolis.

• D.C. law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP formed a strategic alliance with former Sen. J. Bennett Johnston and Johnston & Associates, a D.C. legislative affairs group formed by the Louisiana Democrat.

• Timonium, Md., accounting firm RSM McGladrey said it moved its Bethesda office into a new facility in Gaithersburg.

• Bethesda asset-management company American Capital Strategies Ltd. said it invested in the buyout of CIBT Holdings Inc., a McLean expeditor of short-term visas and passports. American Capital first invested in CIBT in 2006, providing $74 million in a revolving line of credit.

• Rockville biological research company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. said it formed a joint venture with Ninebio Sdn. Bhhd., a Malaysian government-owned company, to create biodefense countermeasures.

• Gaithersburg pharmaceutical company GenVec Inc. said it entered a manufacturing development agreement with Cobra Biomanufacturing PLC, a British drug company, to make a cancer medicine.

USIS SIU of Falls Church said its investigative services division introduced a new background checking service for use by law enforcement agencies, fire departments and hospitals.

• D.C. recruiting firm Beale Personnel Inc. opened a new office in Boca Raton, Fla.

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