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September 27, 2002 at 6:04 AM EDT

Corporate Profile for Quidel Corporation, dated Sept. 27, 2002

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Published Date:   Sept. 27, 2002
Company Name:     Quidel Corporation
Address:          10165 McKellar Court
                  San Diego, CA  92121
Main Telephone
 Number:          858/552-1100
Internet Home
 Page Address
  (URL)           www.quidel.com
Chief Executive
 Officer:         S. Wayne Kay
Chief Financial
 Officer:         Paul E. Landers
Investor Relations
 Contact:         Annie K. Hendricks
 Business number: 858/552-7955
 E-mail address:  ahendricks@quidel.com
Public Relations
 Contact:         Beatrice Evangelista
 Business number: 212/699-2503
 E-mail address:  bea.evangelista@eurorscg.com
Industry:         Medical Device and Diagnostics
Trading Symbol/
 Exchange:        (Nasdaq:QDEL)
Market Makers:    First Union Securities; 
                  Knight Securities;
                  Merrill Lynch; 
                  Jefferies & Company; 
                  Wells Fargo Van Kasper

Company description: Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq:QDEL) is a worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing point-of-care (POC) rapid diagnostic tests for the detection and management of a variety of medical conditions and illnesses. In the U.S., we lead the market in several POC product categories for sales through medical product distributors. In 2001, our leadership position reflected a 56%, 50% and 36% market share in Pregnancy, Strep A and Influenza, respectively.

Our products provide healthcare professionals and consumers with accurate and cost-effective diagnostic information at the POC. We sell our products to professionals for use in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, and wellness screening centers. We also manufacture a line of products that we sell to consumers through distribution partners and organizations that provide store branded products. We focus our products substantially on women's and family health in areas such as reproduction, infectious diseases, general health screening, bone health and autoimmune disorders.