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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2018/075075 P190953.WO.01
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
17 September 2018 21 September 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
This international search report has not been established in respect of certain claims under Article 17(2)(a) for the following reasons:
Claims Nos.: 27-36
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
Due to the step of electroporation of target abluminal tissue, independent method claim 27 and its dependent claims 28 to 36 relate to a method for treatment of the human or animal body by therapy. According to Rule 39.1(iv) PCT, the International Searching Authority is therefore not required to search the subject-matter of said claims.
Claims Nos.:
because they relate to parts of the international application that do not comply with the prescribed requirements to such an extent that no meaningful international search can be carried out, specifically:
Claims Nos.:
because they are dependent claims and are not drafted in accordance with the second and third sentences of Rule 6.4(a).
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 18/14 (2006.01)i; A61B 18/10 (2006.01)n; A61B 18/00 (2006.01)n
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     A61B; A61N
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


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2005261672 A1 (DEEM MARK [US] ET AL) 24 November 2005 (2005-11-24)
abstract; figures 3, 4, 8, 9B
paragraph [0023] - paragraph [0025]
paragraph [0038] - paragraph [0048]
paragraph [0055] - paragraph [0069]
paragraph [0074]
US 2013030430 A1 (STEWART MARK T [US] ET AL) 31 January 2013 (2013-01-31)
abstract; figures 1, 8
paragraph [0045]
WO 2015175944 A1 (LONG GARY [US]) 19 November 2015 (2015-11-19)
abstract; figures 1, 3, 4, 5B
paragraph [1005]
paragraph [1022] - paragraph [1030]
US 2006265014 A1 (DEMARAIS DENISE [US] ET AL) 23 November 2006 (2006-11-23)
abstract; figure 7b
EP 1077048 A2 (BISPING HANS JUERGEN [DE]) 21 February 2001 (2001-02-21)
abstract; figures 1-16
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
US 2005261672 A1
24 November 2005
US 2013030430 A1
31 January 2013
CN 103781433 A
EP 2736434 A1
US 2013030430 A1
US 2016051324 A1
WO 2013019385 A1
07 May 2014
04 June 2014
31 January 2013
25 February 2016
07 February 2013
WO 2015175944 A1
19 November 2015
EP 3142584 A1
US 2017065340 A1
US 2018042675 A1
WO 2015175944 A1
22 March 2017
09 March 2017
15 February 2018
19 November 2015
US 2006265014 A1
23 November 2006
CA 2645035 A1
CN 101443072 A
EP 1996278 A2
EP 2604311 A1
JP 2009528911 A
US 2006265014 A1
US 2012197198 A1
US 2014172054 A1
US 2014288531 A1
US 2014288545 A1
US 2015080885 A1
US 2016030736 A1
US 2016192984 A1
US 2017080214 A1
US 2018078758 A1
WO 2007103879 A2
13 September 2007
27 May 2009
03 December 2008
19 June 2013
13 August 2009
23 November 2006
02 August 2012
19 June 2014
25 September 2014
25 September 2014
19 March 2015
04 February 2016
07 July 2016
23 March 2017
22 March 2018
13 September 2007
EP 1077048 A2
21 February 2001
DE 19952679 A1
EP 1077048 A2
US 6430425 B1
03 May 2001
21 February 2001
06 August 2002
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:
19 November 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
04 January 2019
Authorized officer:
Lorenz, Larissa
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