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1. WO2020136208 - A MICROALGAE-BASED SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING PRODUCTS AND A PROCESS USING THEREOF


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2019/087028 P31627PCEP
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
24 December 2019 28 December 2018
Applicant
GLOBAL BIOTECH, S.L.
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
b.
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
c.
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     1    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     A01G 33/00 (2006.01)i; C12M 1/00 (2006.01)i; C12M 1/12 (2006.01)i; C12M 1/26 (2006.01)i; C12M 3/00 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     A01G; C12M
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, BIOSIS, EMBASE, WPI Data

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
A
WO 2004074423 A2 (UNIV FIRENZE [IT]; TREDICI MARIO [IT]; RODOLFI LILIANA [IT]) 02 September 2004 (2004-09-02)
1-15
abstract; Figures 1-3; pages 1-10; claims 1-12, 15-19, 21, 23, 26-29
(2)
A
WO 2007098150 A2 (UNIV ARIZONA STATE [US]; HU QIANG [US]; SUMMERFELD MILTON [US]) 30 August 2007 (2007-08-30)
1-15
pages 3, 4, 6, 15, 16, page 20, line 31 to page 21, line 7; claims 1, 5-9, 12-15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27-30, 32; Figures 1-3, 8-12, 14, 15, 22
(3)
A
EP 2270132 A2 (HR BIOPETROLEUM INC [US]) 05 January 2011 (2011-01-05)
1-15
Columns 2-6, 8-12, in particular paragraph [0011]
(4)
A
WO 2014044389 A1 (SPICER CONSULTING LTD [GB]) 27 March 2014 (2014-03-27)
1-15
pages 7 and 35-29; claims 1, 4, 6-11
(5)
A
WO 2017004236 A1 (UNIV ARIZONA [US]) 05 January 2017 (2017-01-05)
1-15
paragraphs [0010]-[0012], [0025]; claims 1, 12 and 13
(6)
A
BOJAN TAMBURIC ET AL, "Design of a novel flat-plate photobioreactor system for green algal hydrogen production", 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15), Vol. 36, No. 11, page 6578-6591,
XP028384840
[retrieved on  2011-02-24]
1-15
abstract; pages 6579 and 6580; Figures 1, 2, 4; Table 1
(7)
A
WO 2007070452 A1 (BIONAVITAS INC [US]; WILKERSON BRIAN [US]; CHEN JAMES C [US]; GUSCHIN) 21 June 2007 (2007-06-21)
1-15
Figures 1-5, 7; claims 1, 21-23; pages 11; page 19, line 9 to page 20, line 10; page 23, line 27 to page 24, line 5; page 27, lines 6-14; page 29, lines 14-17
(8)
A
SANDNES J M ET AL, "Real-time monitoring and automatic density control of large-scale microalgal cultures using near infrared (NIR) optical density sensors", 23 March 2006 (2006-03-23), Vol. 122, No. 2, page 209-215,
XP024956858
[retrieved on  2006-03-23]
1-15
abstract; Figures 1 and 2; pages 210-212
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
"X"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
"Y"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
"&"
document member of the same patent family

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
WO 2004074423 A2
02 September 2004
EP 1599570 A2
IL 170429 A
WO 2004074423 A2
30 November 2005
30 November 2010
02 September 2004
WO 2007098150 A2
30 August 2007
AU 2007217821 A1
US 2010028976 A1
US 2012107918 A1
US 2012315692 A1
WO 2007098150 A2
30 August 2007
04 February 2010
03 May 2012
13 December 2012
30 August 2007
EP 2270132 A2
05 January 2011
AU 2006272954 A1
BR PI0613487 A2
EP 1891202 A2
EP 2270132 A2
JP 2008545441 A
US 2008118964 A1
US 2010304456 A1
US 2013011915 A1
WO 2007013899 A2
ZA 200800092 B
01 February 2007
11 January 2011
27 February 2008
05 January 2011
18 December 2008
22 May 2008
02 December 2010
10 January 2013
01 February 2007
31 December 2008
WO 2014044389 A1
27 March 2014
EP 2898054 A1
GB 2520911 A
US 2015225684 A1
WO 2014044389 A1
29 July 2015
03 June 2015
13 August 2015
27 March 2014
WO 2017004236 A1
05 January 2017
US 2018187234 A1
WO 2017004236 A1
05 July 2018
05 January 2017
WO 2007070452 A1
21 June 2007
AU 2006326582 A1
CA 2634234 A1
CN 101356261 A
EP 1957627 A1
KR 20080086988 A
US 2012149091 A1
WO 2007070452 A1
21 June 2007
21 June 2007
28 January 2009
20 August 2008
29 September 2008
14 June 2012
21 June 2007
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
04 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
12 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Kurz, Birgit
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