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1. WO2020136192 - METHOD FOR MEASURING TELOMERE ASSOCIATED VARIABLES AND USES THEREOF FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND/OR PROGNOSIS OF TELOMERIC-ASSOCIATED DISEASES


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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/EP2019/087005 PCT3806.2
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
24 December 2019 26 December 2018
Applicant
LIFE LENGTH, 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. ____________
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

     C12Q 1/6841 (2018.01)i; G16B 5/00 (2019.01)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):
     G06F; C12Q; G16B
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, WPI Data, BIOSIS, Sequence Search, EMBASE

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
A
JEANETTE E ECKEL-PASSOW ET AL, "Software comparison for evaluating genomic copy number variation for Affymetrix 6.0 SNP array platform", BMC BIOINFORMATICS, BIOMED CENTRAL, LONDON, GB,Vol. 12, No. 1, 31 May 2011 (2011-05-31), page 220,
XP021102541
1
figure 1
(2)
Y
WO 2014085632 A1 (GERON CORP [US]) 05 June 2014 (2014-06-05)
4-6,8,9
claims 1-3
(3)
Y
WO 2013102116 A1 (TELOME HEALTH INC [US]) 04 July 2013 (2013-07-04)
4-6,8,9
claims 60,68
(4)
A
GERALDINE AUBERT ET AL, "Telomere length measurementCaveats and a critical assessment of the available technologies and tools", 06 April 2011 (2011-04-06), Vol. 730, No. 1, page 59-67,
XP028436152
[retrieved on  2011-04-13]
1
page 61
(5)
Y
US 8084203 B2 (FLORES HERNANDEZ IGNACIO [ES]; CANELA RODRIGUEZ ANDRES [US] ET AL.) 27 December 2011 (2011-12-27)
4-6,8,9
examples 4,5
(6)
X
US 2014287409 A1 (ZHENG YUN-LING [US]) 25 September 2014 (2014-09-25)
1-3,7,10-18
Y
paragraph [0022]
4-6,8,9
paragraph [0156]
claims 1,18
(7)
X
WO 9641016 A1 (GERON CORP [US]; KOZLOWSKI MICHAEL R [US] ET AL.) 19 December 1996 (1996-12-19)
1-3,7,10-18
Y
page 27, lines 34-36; claim 1
4-6,8,9
page 5, line 9 - line 19; examples 2,3; table 2
(8)
X
WO 2004035597 A2 (WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL OF [US]; KEEFE DAVID L [US]) 29 April 2004 (2004-04-29)
1-3,7,12-18
page 27 - page 32
(9)
X
WO 2017173279 A1 (ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS) 05 October 2017 (2017-10-05)
1-3,7,12-18
page 4 - page 5
page 21
(10)
A
Steven S.S. Poon ET AL, "Measurements of telomere length on individual chromosomes by image cytometry", "METHODS IN CELL BIOLOGY", page 69-96, 01 January 2001 (2001-01-01), USAcadem. Press,
XP055680172
1
the whole document
*
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 2014085632 A1
05 June 2014
AU 2013352105 A1
AU 2019283840 A1
BR 112015012507 A2
CA 2892445 A1
CN 104937110 A
DK 2925889 T3
EP 2925889 A1
EP 3495495 A1
ES 2703914 T3
HK 1215874 A1
HR P20181991 T1
JP 6359028 B2
JP 2016501523 A
JP 2018099127 A
KR 20150091491 A
LT 2925889 T
MX 362094 B
PL 2925889 T3
PT 2925889 T
SG 11201504209Y A
SI 2925889 T1
WO 2014085632 A1
18 June 2015
23 January 2020
11 July 2017
05 June 2014
23 September 2015
02 January 2019
07 October 2015
12 June 2019
13 March 2019
23 September 2016
08 March 2019
18 July 2018
21 January 2016
28 June 2018
11 August 2015
27 December 2018
07 January 2019
28 February 2019
12 December 2018
29 June 2015
31 January 2019
05 June 2014
WO 2013102116 A1
04 July 2013
AU 2012362210 A1
CN 104105798 A
CN 105662482 A
EP 2798091 A1
HK 1202593 A1
TW 201343919 A
US 2014370505 A1
US 2017023451 A1
WO 2013102116 A1
21 August 2014
15 October 2014
15 June 2016
05 November 2014
02 October 2015
01 November 2013
18 December 2014
26 January 2017
04 July 2013
US 8084203 B2
27 December 2011
NONE
US 2014287409 A1
25 September 2014
NONE
WO 9641016 A1
19 December 1996
AU 697882 B2
CA 2196898 A1
EP 0774014 A1
JP 4294092 B2
JP H10507085 A
JP 2008119005 A
US 5741677 A
US 5834193 A
WO 9641016 A1
22 October 1998
19 December 1996
21 May 1997
08 July 2009
14 July 1998
29 May 2008
21 April 1998
10 November 1998
19 December 1996
WO 2004035597 A2
29 April 2004
AU 2003284234 A1
US 2006141461 A1
US 2009326316 A1
US 2015167081 A1
WO 2004035597 A2
04 May 2004
29 June 2006
31 December 2009
18 June 2015
29 April 2004
WO 2017173279 A1
05 October 2017
US 2019338355 A1
WO 2017173279 A1
07 November 2019
05 October 2017
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:
27 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
09 April 2020
Authorized officer:
Gabriels, Jan
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