Piper Jaffray Biotechnology Analyst Participates in Historical Medical Event at the Vatican

  Piper Jaffray Biotechnology Analyst Participates in Historical Medical Event
  at the Vatican

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- April 16, 2013

Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) today announced that Edward Tenthoff, a senior
research analyst covering the biotechnology sector, participated in a
historical conference on adult stem cell research held at the Vatican last

The International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference brought together a select
group of scientists, physicians, religious leaders, industry representatives,
politicians, the media and students to raise awareness of the therapeutic
potential of adult stem cells. The event seeks to reduce misperceptions in
cellular research and foster dialogue in order to identify unmet medical needs
that can benefit from cell therapy.

Tenthoff was one of just 350 in attendance and was responsible for moderating
a cardiovascular medicine panel of leading physicians, researchers and
industry representatives.

"This event cemented our view that a revolution is quietly taking place in
stem cell medicine. We say 'quietly' because the majority of the public nor
investors realize just how close lifesaving therapies using stem cells
actually are to the market," according to Tenthoff. "We see several investment
opportunities for Piper Jaffray clients as new pivotal data, product approvals
and partnerships emerge creating shareholder value."

In addition, Piper Jaffray will be co-hosting RegenMed Investor Day, the
first-ever investor event organized specifically for the regenerative medicine
sector, on April 17 in New York. Speakers include Jeff Jonas, president of
Shire Regenerative Medicine and Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE
Healthcare Life Sciences. At this event, Tenthoff will be moderating a panel
entitled "Regenerative Medicine in Wound Healing and Tissue Engineering."

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