THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "AGREEMENT") is made and entered into as of December 14,
1998 (the "EFFECTIVE DATE"), by and between QUIDEL CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the
"COMPANY"), and CHARLES J. CASHION, an individual ("CASHION").
1. EMPLOYMENT. The Company hereby engages Cashion as its Senior Vice President Corporate Operations,
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary and Cashion accepts such employment upon the terms and subject to the
conditions set forth in this Agreement.
2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Cashion will report directly to the President and Chief Executive
Officer. Cashion shall initially be responsible for the following functional areas and departments, each of which
will report directly to him: Finance, Accounting and Administration; Investor Relations; Information Systems,
Human Resources and Facilities Management. In addition, Cashion shall perform such other duties and functions
consistent with his role as may from time to time be assigned to him by the President and Chief Executive Officer.
Cashion agrees that during the course of the Company's business hours throughout the term of this Agreement, he
will devote the whole of his time, attention and efforts to the performance of his duties and obligations hereunder.
Cashion shall not, without the prior written approval of the President and Chief Executive Officer, and obtained in
each instance, directly or indirectly (i) accept employment or receive any compensation for the performance of
services from any business enterprise other than the Company or
(ii) enter into or be concerned or interested in any trade or business or public or private work (whether for profit
or otherwise and whether as partner, principal, shareholder or otherwise), which may, in the reasonable
discretion of the Board, hinder or otherwise interfere with the performance by Cashion of his duties and
obligations hereunder; provided, however, that Cashion may serve on the board of directors of one for