Good article on testing in Germany in today's NYT.
Germany Makes Rapid Virus Tests a Key to Everyday Freedoms
No mention of specific test manufacturers.
For the many Germans who have not yet been vaccinated, the key to Covid freedom has come from the end of a nasal swab, and rapid-test centers have multiplied at a speed usually reserved for the country’s autobahn.
Professor Dittmer said that although antigen tests were less sensitive than the PCR tests, which take longer to process, they are good at finding people with high viral loads, who would be at greater risk of infecting others.
The federal government spent 576 million euros, $704 million, for its testing program in March and April. The figures for May, when the number of private testers exploded, have not yet been released.
While rapid tests are available in other countries, they are not necessarily a cornerstone of the day-to-day reopening strategy.