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NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. is pleased to announce that Deborah Knobelman has joined the firm as a vice president and senior research analyst in healthcare covering specialty pharmaceuticals. Knobelman will be based in the firm's New York office.

"We are thrilled to have Deb join our healthcare team," said Mike Ott, head of Equity Research at Piper Jaffray. "Deb has extensive educational experience in chemistry and pharmacology and has spent the past four years covering specialty pharmaceuticals on Wall Street. We look forward to her contributions to our healthcare platform in the specialty pharmaceuticals sector."

Knobelman joins Piper Jaffray from ThinkEquity Partners in New York, where she was a senior analyst covering specialty pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Knobelman was a research analyst at J.P. Morgan in New York covering the same sector. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Duke University in Durham, N.C. and was awarded her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Piper Jaffray & Co. is the chief operating subsidiary of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a focused securities firm dedicated to delivering superior financial advice, investment products and transaction execution within selected sectors of the financial services marketplace. The company operates through two primary revenue-generating segments: Capital Markets and Private Client Services. Investment Research, an independent group reporting to the CEO, supports clients of both segments. Piper Jaffray & Co. has served corporations, government and non-profit entities, institutional investors and the financial advisory needs of private individuals for more than 108 years. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has approximately 3,000 employees in 111 offices in 23 states across the country and in London. For more information about Piper Jaffray, visit us online at .

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