THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "AGREEMENT") is made and entered into as of June 23, 1997
(the "EFFECTIVE DATE"), by and between QUIDEL CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the
"COMPANY"), and ANDRE de BRUIN, an individual ("DE BRUIN").
1. EMPLOYMENT. The Company hereby engages de Bruin as a part-time employee of the Company and Vice
Chairman of the Board of Directors (the "BOARD"). The Board may provide such additional designations of title
to de Bruin as the Board, in its discretion, may deem appropriate.
2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. de Bruin will report directly to the Board, who will determine de
Bruin's reasonable duties and responsibilities; provided that de Bruin agrees to devote no less than fifty
(50) business days per calendar year of his time and attention to the Company, to use his best efforts to advance
the business and welfare of the Company, and to render his services under this Agreement fully, diligently,
competently and to the best of his ability.
(A) SALARY. de Bruin's salary during the term of this employment by the Company will be $75,000 per year,
less deductions required by law, payable in accordance with the normal bi-weekly payroll practices of the
(B) NONSTATUTORY STOCK OPTION. Pursuant to resolutions of the Compensation Committee of the
Board of even date herewith, the Company has granted to de Bruin a nonstatutory stock option to purchase up
to 300,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock, under the terms and conditions set forth in that certain
Stock Option Agreement executed by the Company and de Bruin concurrently with this Agreement, a copy of
which is attached hereto as Exhibit
(C) NO OTHER BENEFITS. The Company and de Bruin acknowledge and agree that because of de Bruin's
status as a part-time employee of the Company, de Bruin will not be eligible to participate in any pension,
medical, insurance (except directors and officers (D&O) insurance), or other benefit plans maintained