Kator (Logan, Utah), a start-up company focused on advanced tissue-to-bone reattachment systems, said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently granted the company a key patent related to its suture anchor technology.

U.S. Patent 9,131,937 titled "Suture Anchor", is the first patent issued from an expanding intellectual property portfolio held by the company that includes additional pending US and international patent applications. The patent covers a novel suture anchor device that eliminates the need for knot tying and locks different portions of suture to different portions of the anchor. This platform technology enables much stronger surgical repair constructs than currently marketed suture anchors, enabling surgeons to achieve stronger tissue-to-bone repairs with fewer suture anchors.

Kator is incubated and currently operated by Surgical Frontiers. //