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1. WO2020109797 - MICROFLUIDIC APPARATUS AND METHOD


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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/GB2019/053361 P000270.WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
28 November 2019 29 November 2018
Applicant
QUANTUMDX GROUP LIMITED
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.     2    
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

     B01L 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):
     B01L
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

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
WO 2018057996 A1 (ARCHERDX INC [US]) 29 March 2018 (2018-03-29)
1-23
page 17, line 12 - page 18, line 13; figure 6
page 23, line 6 - line 20
(2)
X
US 2015136604 A1 (NIELSEN WILLIAM D [US] ET AL) 21 May 2015 (2015-05-21)
1,22,23
paragraph [0115]; figures 8,9
(3)
X
WO 2017019625 A1 (NOVEL MICRODEVICES LLC [US]) 02 February 2017 (2017-02-02)
1-23
claims; figures 1,2,5,6
(4)
X
WO 2015101539 A1 (GEN ELECTRIC [US]; GE HEALTHCARE LTD [GB]) 09 July 2015 (2015-07-09)
1,15,16,22,23
paragraphs [0031], [0034]; claims 12,16,18
(5)
X
GB 2512141 A (GUTSELL GRAHAM SCOTT [GB]; WRIGHT STUART CHARLES [GB]) 24 September 2014 (2014-09-24)
1,6,10,13,14,22,23
abstract
page 10, paragraphs 1,2; claims 1,8,20,22; figures 1,3
*
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 2018057996 A1
29 March 2018
AU 2017330438 A1
AU 2017331281 A1
AU 2017332791 A1
CA 3038063 A1
CA 3038262 A1
CA 3038281 A1
CN 109982778 A
CN 109983165 A
CN 109996860 A
EP 3515601 A1
EP 3515603 A1
EP 3516082 A1
EP 3516097 A2
JP 2019528750 A
JP 2019531727 A
JP 2019536434 A
US 2019221289 A1
US 2019224675 A1
US 2019232289 A1
US 2019234978 A1
US 2020023363 A1
WO 2018057952 A1
WO 2018057959 A2
WO 2018057961 A1
WO 2018057988 A1
WO 2018057993 A2
WO 2018057995 A1
WO 2018057996 A1
WO 2018057998 A1
16 May 2019
23 May 2019
16 May 2019
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
05 July 2019
05 July 2019
09 July 2019
31 July 2019
31 July 2019
31 July 2019
31 July 2019
17 October 2019
07 November 2019
19 December 2019
18 July 2019
25 July 2019
01 August 2019
01 August 2019
23 January 2020
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
29 March 2018
US 2015136604 A1
21 May 2015
US 2015136604 A1
US 2017197213 A1
21 May 2015
13 July 2017
WO 2017019625 A1
02 February 2017
AU 2016297895 A1
AU 2016297922 A1
CN 108135581 A
CN 108136392 A
EP 3325159 A1
EP 3331451 A1
JP 2018521334 A
JP 2018525647 A
US 2018372595 A1
US 2019001325 A1
WO 2017019598 A1
WO 2017019625 A1
08 March 2018
08 March 2018
08 June 2018
08 June 2018
30 May 2018
13 June 2018
02 August 2018
06 September 2018
27 December 2018
03 January 2019
02 February 2017
02 February 2017
WO 2015101539 A1
09 July 2015
CN 106061608 A
EP 3089821 A1
JP 2017512645 A
US 2015182963 A1
WO 2015101539 A1
26 October 2016
09 November 2016
25 May 2017
02 July 2015
09 July 2015
GB 2512141 A
24 September 2014
NONE
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:
21 January 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
30 January 2020
Authorized officer:
Veefkind, Victor
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