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|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: firstname.lastname@example.org Public Relations Contact: Beatrice Evangelista Business number: 212/699-2503 E-mail address: email@example.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.