New Delayed Healing Model!

Hello everyone, I am back with more exciting news from BRIDGE PTS.  Over the past 2 years we have been working to develop and refine a novel porcine chronic wound healing model, and we are happy to say that we have succeeded!

The model works by creating the desired wound, then treating the wound with a chemical crosslinker to create an accelerated aging phenotype in the wound bed.  Our research shows that these artificially aged wounds increases the time to full closure of the wounds to more than 70 days! Perhaps even more importantly, our studies have shown that the chronic wounds can be rescued through mechanical debridement -- the standard of care in human patients.  We can create stable, biofilm infections in these wounds with at least two clinically-relevant bacteria (Staph and Pseudomonas) and research continues in our laboratory to understand and characterize the effects of currently utilized therapies to best understand how this model can be used to evaluate new technologies in development.

                For more details please take a look at the poster that was presented at the 2017 Wound Healing Society meeting in San Diego (link below), or feel free to contact Dr. Paul Attar who would be happy to discuss our new delayed healing model and any of the other models we use here at BRIDGE PTS.

2017 WHS Delayed Healing Poster

Do you have a product or technique you want to apply to chronic wounds?  Contact us and let us help you create the studies you need to properly test your products.  

Until next time,

Joe K.


Expanded Animal Housing!

Hello all and Happy New Year! I am back with another exciting development here at BRIDGE PTS.  Over the past few months we have been working to our animal holding capacity within our main research facility at Brooks City Base.  To accomplish this task, we have renovated two of our large animal holding rooms into high density configurations. 

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With these new rooms we have increased our large animal holding capacity at our research facility to a new total of 60!   Combining both the high density caging with our newly constructed Research Barn (capacity of 100 large animals) opens up the opportunity for us to be able to accommodate both larger studies as well as more studies at one time.

Please continue to reach out to us for all of your research needs!

– Joe K.


AAALAC Accreditation!

Hi Everyone!

I stole Joe K’s keyboard so that I could write this new and exciting update about BRIDGE PTS. Today, we received our letter from AAALAC affirming our new accreditation status! This new accreditation is a proud moment for our company and is a clear reflection of both the continuing maturation of our business and the technical excellence of staff.

I want to take this moment to thank all our employees and contractors. It is a direct result of their hard work and dedication that have helped us reach this important goal!

More updates are coming soon - - so keep any eye out for Joe’s next posts. Rumor has it he’s working on some pretty big announcements!

Warmest regards to you all!

Paul Attar


New Research Barn!

With this being the inaugural post on BRIDGE PTS’ shiny and new blog I will start by introducing myself.  My name is Joe K., and I am a technician here at BRIDGE PTS. 

I am excited to announce a big development for BRIDGE PTS and our customers.  We have broken ground and are well underway in the construction of our new Research Barn.  The facility, expected to be completed in September of this year, is a brand new 10 stall barn that will greatly expand our large animal holding capacity from 30 to 70!   We will be able to extend the length of chronic studies, as well as facilitate multi-stage studies with long time periods in between stages.  The possible uses for the new facility are very exciting for us here at BRIDGE PTS.

                I hope that this new and exciting development has grabbed your attention.  Has it spawned new project ideas for you, or opened new opportunities for already existing projects?  Drop us a line and let us know what you think.  I hope to hear from you soon.            

-  Joe K.