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Keynote address from Lois Quam, head of alternative investments at Piper
Jaffray, to supplement presentations from nearly 300 leading health care

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray will host its 19th annual Health Care Conference in New York, Nov. 27-29. This year's conference will feature more than 180 of the most influential public companies in biotechnology, specialty pharmaceuticals, drug discovery, medical technology, medical diagnostics and devices, and health care services sectors.

Management teams from 100 leading late-stage private companies in the health care universe will also present at the event. In addition, Lois Quam, head of alternative investments at Piper Jaffray, will deliver a keynote presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m.

Over the years, the Health Care Conference has become one of the broadest and well-attended conferences in the industry. Management teams from leading companies provide overview presentations and participate in Q&A sessions, while industry experts, physicians, and academicians are invited to host panels and address topics of regulatory, reimbursement and legal issues.

"This year's Health Care Conference will be a great opportunity for investors to connect with management from nearly 300 leading public and private companies and learn about the forward-growth prospects that will be key to investing strategies in the new year," says Jon Salveson, head of investment banking at Piper Jaffray.

Company and investor participation in the Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Rob Litt at 612 303-8266 or

About Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray Companies is a leading, international middle-market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle-market corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Founded in 1895, Piper Jaffray provides a comprehensive set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services; high-yield and structured products; institutional equity and fixed-income sales and trading; and equity and high-yield research. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has 25 offices across the United States and international locations in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary. (NYSE: PJC) (

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