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Technology Focus: Traditional Medicine

 This service provides a unique overview of the most recent global patenting activity in the highly topical field of traditional medical knowledge. It allows you to browse through published international patent applications under the newly introduced IPC main group for traditional medicine based on natural products (A61K-36). Note that since this is a new classification group, it only applies to patent documents published since its introduction in January 1, 2006.  Contact WIPO for information about searching for earlier documents in this area.

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  • For a general search on traditional herbal medicines, browse all recent international applications filed in A61K-36

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  • A more precise search on medicinal preparations based on a specific class of biological material.

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