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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2019/060258 8862-1908075
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
27 November 2019 30 November 2018
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.     54    
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.


     A61L 29/08 (2006.01)i; A61L 29/14 (2006.01)i; A61L 29/16 (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):
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.
WO 2018200050 A1 (STRATACA SYSTEMS LTD [MT]) 01 November 2018 (2018-11-01)
page 25, paragraph 190 - page 26, paragraph 191
claims 24, 29
figure 1
WO 2017015345 A2 (STRATACA SYSTEMS LLC [US]) 26 January 2017 (2017-01-26)
page 16, paragraph 110
claim 1
figures 2, 4
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 2018200050 A1
01 November 2018
CN 110636816 A
CN 110785201 A
EP 3600146 A1
EP 3614963 A1
EP 3615125 A1
WO 2018200050 A1
WO 2018200051 A1
WO 2018200052 A1
31 December 2019
11 February 2020
05 February 2020
04 March 2020
04 March 2020
01 November 2018
01 November 2018
01 November 2018
WO 2017015345 A2
26 January 2017
AU 2016296860 A1
AU 2016296866 A1
AU 2018204502 A1
AU 2019219742 A1
BR 112018001110 A2
BR 112018001111 A2
CA 2992322 A1
CA 2992546 A1
CA 3032266 A1
CL 2018000153 A1
CL 2018000154 A1
CN 108136157 A
CN 108136163 A
CO 2018000577 A2
CO 2018000580 A2
EP 3325076 A2
EP 3325078 A2
EP 3470107 A1
EP 3479867 A2
JP 6450886 B2
JP 2018110903 A
JP 2018196754 A
JP 2018527061 A
JP 2018527974 A
JP 2019055268 A
RU 2018106087 A
RU 2018106090 A
RU 2019101907 A
RU 2019101908 A
US 2017021128 A1
US 2017021129 A1
US 2017333672 A1
US 2018264226 A1
US 2018326179 A1
US 2018353726 A1
US 2019247613 A1
WO 2017015345 A2
WO 2017015351 A2
01 February 2018
01 February 2018
12 July 2018
05 September 2019
11 September 2018
11 September 2018
26 January 2017
26 January 2017
26 January 2017
20 July 2018
13 July 2018
08 June 2018
08 June 2018
12 June 2018
12 June 2018
30 May 2018
30 May 2018
17 April 2019
08 May 2019
09 January 2019
19 July 2018
13 December 2018
20 September 2018
27 September 2018
11 April 2019
20 August 2019
20 August 2019
01 April 2019
05 March 2019
26 January 2017
26 January 2017
23 November 2017
20 September 2018
15 November 2018
13 December 2018
15 August 2019
26 January 2017
26 January 2017
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:
12 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
21 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Heck, Georg
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