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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2020/057963 P81803999PCT00
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
23 March 2020 22 March 2019
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.     4B    
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.


     A61M 5/20 (2006.01)i; A61M 5/315 (2006.01)i; A61M 5/32 (2006.01)i; A61M 5/31 (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, CHEM ABS Data, WPI Data


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
GB 2493432 A (OWEN MUMFORD LTD [GB]) 06 February 2013 (2013-02-06)
page 4, line 12 - line 17
page 9, line 10 - page 11, line 13
figures 1-14
WO 2010125400 A2 (OWEN MUMFORD LTD [GB]; EATON MARK [GB]; MARSHALL JEREMY [GB]) 04 November 2010 (2010-11-04)
page 7, line 23 - page 8, line 7
page 10, line 18 - page 12, line 22
figures 1-12b
WO 2009040602 A1 (BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE [FR]; CARREL FRANK [FR]; PEROT FREDERIC [FR]) 02 April 2009 (2009-04-02)
paragraph [0069] - paragraph [0079]
figures 1-24
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
GB 2493432 A
06 February 2013
WO 2010125400 A2
04 November 2010
CN 102427841 A
CN 104353158 A
EP 2429614 A2
EP 2907537 A1
EP 3266479 A1
JP 5710594 B2
JP 6073396 B2
JP 2012525185 A
JP 2015097911 A
US 2012095408 A1
WO 2010125400 A2
25 April 2012
18 February 2015
21 March 2012
19 August 2015
10 January 2018
30 April 2015
01 February 2017
22 October 2012
28 May 2015
19 April 2012
04 November 2010
WO 2009040602 A1
02 April 2009
CN 101868272 A
EP 2217308 A2
ES 2594431 T3
JP 5205460 B2
JP 2010540059 A
US 2010268170 A1
WO 2009040602 A1
WO 2009040672 A2
20 October 2010
18 August 2010
20 December 2016
05 June 2013
24 December 2010
21 October 2010
02 April 2009
02 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:
08 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 April 2020
Authorized officer:
Koch, Kristian
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