LONDON, 8 December 2009 – Panmure Gordon & Co is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr Nafees Malik to its life sciences research team. Dr Malik, a qualified medical doctor and psychiatrist who also has a master's degree in bioscience enterprise from Cambridge University, joins Panmure from Barclays Capital. He will be working alongside Dr Savvas Neophytou to expand the firm’s offering in pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology research. Co-head of research at Panmure Gordon, Mark Hughes, said: “There is a lot of very interesting activity in the UK across the breadth of the life sciences and medical technology sector. Dr Malik’s medical knowledge and analytical experience will provide valuable insights for our clients as we extend our coverage in this important sector of the British economy.”