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SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray will host its first China Life Sciences Event on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Shanghai. The event is co-hosted by O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Deloitte Touche.

The China Life Sciences Event, which showcases some of the most innovative companies in the life sciences sector, will provide investors and corporate executives a unique venue in which to hear first-hand about prospects, opportunities, risks and challenges in this growing health-related market segment.

The conference agenda includes presentation topics covering the growth of life sciences companies, attractive opportunities for institutional investors, pertinent considerations for companies in this sector and the changing life sciences climate in China.

Keynote addresses will be presented by Gerald Chan, chairman of the Morningside Group and Ren Dequan, former deputy commissioner of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). Other presentations will highlight perspectives from venture and private equity investors, an analysis of the U.S. capital markets and updates from biopharmaceutical and medical device company executives. Additional topics will include: intellectual property protection and enforcement, the regulatory approval process, strategic alliances and strategies for mergers and acquisitions.

Companies scheduled to participate in the China Life Sciences Event include: Aura Partners, BioVeda Capital, Bridge Pharmaceuticals, Capital BioChip, China Medipharm, China Medical, ChongQing JingShan, Curis, Eli Lily, Fidelity Ventures, Green Valley, Hutchinson MediPharma Limited, IDG Technology Venture Investment, Lifetech Scientific, Medsphere, Microport Medical Co., Ltd., Morningside Group, Otsuka China, Pfizer, Profex, SAIF Partners, SIG Capital Limited, Simcere Pharmaceuticals, Sinocro Partners Limited, Summit Life Sciences, Sunway Biotech Co., Ltd., TongJiTang and WI Harper Group.

Company and investor participation in the China Life Sciences Event is by invitation only. Piper Jaffray clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative.

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