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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/GB2018/050384 JD/P253662WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
13 February 2018 14 February 2017
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)).
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)).
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
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.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     A61B 5/145 (2006.01)i; A61B 5/1486 (2006.01)i; G01N 33/543 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     G01N; A61B
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):


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
WO 2016187320 A1 (MILO SENSORS INC [US]) 24 November 2016 (2016-11-24)
the whole document
page 6 - page 9; figures 2,5
WO 2005048834 A1 (MEDTRONIC MINIMED INC [US]; SHAH RAJIV [US]; GOTTLIEB REBECCA K [US];) 02 June 2005 (2005-06-02)
the whole document
page 14
WO 2008109739 A1 (ECHO THERAPEUTICS INC [US]; CHUANG HAN [US]; HURLEY JAMES P [US]; KOST) 12 September 2008 (2008-09-12)
the whole document
page 19
WO 2013144255 A1 (HOFFMANN LA ROCHE [CH]; ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS GMBH [DE]) 03 October 2013 (2013-10-03)
the whole document
WO 2014210481 A1 (GOOGLE INC [US]) 31 December 2014 (2014-12-31)
the whole document
WO 2009053911 A2 (SENSILE PAT AG [CH]; STRAESSLER SIGFRID [CH]; BEYER UWE [CH]) 30 April 2009 (2009-04-30)
the whole document
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
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)
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
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
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
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


Patent document cited in search report Publication date
Patent family member(s) Publication date
WO 2016187320 A1
24 November 2016
US 2016338627 A1
WO 2016187320 A1
24 November 2016
24 November 2016
WO 2005048834 A1
02 June 2005
AT 476909 T
CA 2545715 A1
DK 1691679 T3
EP 1691679 A1
US 2006004272 A1
US 2010331647 A1
WO 2005048834 A1
15 August 2010
02 June 2005
22 November 2010
23 August 2006
05 January 2006
30 December 2010
02 June 2005
WO 2008109739 A1
12 September 2008
AU 2008222757 A1
CA 2680213 A1
CN 101707875 A
EP 2124723 A1
JP 5508861 B2
JP 5965364 B2
JP 2010519938 A
JP 2013230403 A
JP 2015163906 A
KR 20090120504 A
KR 20130066708 A
NZ 580179 A
RU 2009136998 A
US 2008281178 A1
WO 2008109739 A1
ZA 200906959 B
12 September 2008
12 September 2008
12 May 2010
02 December 2009
04 June 2014
03 August 2016
10 June 2010
14 November 2013
10 September 2015
24 November 2009
20 June 2013
30 June 2011
20 April 2011
13 November 2008
12 September 2008
30 June 2010
WO 2013144255 A1
03 October 2013
CA 2867766 A1
CN 104334740 A
CN 106957887 A
JP 2015515305 A
RU 2014142913 A
WO 2013144255 A1
03 October 2013
04 February 2015
18 July 2017
28 May 2015
20 May 2016
03 October 2013
WO 2014210481 A1
31 December 2014
US 2015005603 A1
WO 2014210481 A1
01 January 2015
31 December 2014
WO 2009053911 A2
30 April 2009
AT 529038 T
BR PI0817846 A2
CN 101868177 A
EP 2052677 A1
EP 2205148 A2
ES 2375891 T3
JP 5307822 B2
JP 2011501684 A
US 2010234830 A1
WO 2009053911 A2
15 November 2011
07 April 2015
20 October 2010
29 April 2009
14 July 2010
07 March 2012
02 October 2013
13 January 2011
16 September 2010
30 April 2009
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
20 March 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
28 March 2018
Authorized officer:
Cervigni, S
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