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August 27, 2001 at 12:00 AM EDT

Quidel to Present at Wells Fargo Van Kasper Growth Stock Conference, Sept 5, 2001

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq: QDEL), a leading provider of rapid point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests, today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, S. Wayne Kay, will present at the Wells Fargo Van Kasper Growth Stock Conference in San Francisco, on September 5, 2001 at 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time.

The presentation will be webcast via the Internet at http://www.quidel.com (click on "Investor Information/Presentations/Live Webcast"). Please go to the Website and download, if necessary, the required software required for listening to, as well as viewing the presentation, which will be archived for 14 days.

About Quidel
Quidel Corporation discovers, develops, manufactures and markets rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests for detection of medical conditions and illnesses. These products provide accurate, rapid and cost-effective diagnostic information for acute and chronic conditions associated with women's health, in areas such as reproduction and diseases of the elderly. Quidel also provides point-of-care diagnostics for infectious diseases, including influenza A and B, strep throat, H. pylori infection, chlamydia, infectious mononucleosis and bacterial vaginosis. Quidel's products are sold to healthcare professionals for use in physicians' offices, clinical laboratories and pharmacies, and to consumers through organizations that provide private label, store brand products. These tests provide diagnostic information to enable rapid treatment and improve health outcomes, lower costs and increase patient satisfaction. For more information, please visit Quidel's Web site at http://www.quidel.com.

Bruce Voss, bvoss@lhai.com,
or Martin Halsall,mhalsall@lhai.com,
both of Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, +1-310-691-7100, for Quidel Corporation;
or Andrea Wasilew,Investor Relations Associate, +1-858-552-7955,
or S. Wayne Kay,President & CEO, +1-858-646-8063,
both of Quidel Corporation