The Continuous Glucose Research Award has been established by DSI, PreClinOmics and Research Diets to further promote the scientific benefits that continuous glucose telemetry, ZDSD animal models and standardized diets offer researchers in their preclinical studies.

Implantable glucose telemetry is changing the way diabetes and metabolic diseases are being studied. The HD-XG glucose telemetry implant offers scientists a novel solution to obtain continuous, real-time, blood glucose measurements in laboratory animals. 

The intent of the award is to recognize a scientist or junior faculty member who is pursuing in vivo physiological research focusing on diabetes or other metabolic diseases.

The award recipient is provided a 6-month 4-animal trial telemetry system complete with implantable glucose devices, (provided by DSI); up to 8 ZDSD rats to be used in the study (provided by PCO); and diet for the laboratory animals (type of diet is dependent on study; provided by Research Diets). 

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of this award, Dr. James Bowe of King’s College London and Dr. Stevan Tofovic of the University of Pittsburgh. 

Thank you to everyone who applied. If you would like to be alerted when the next contest is announced, please email with “Request Award Notification” in the subject line.

Dr. Stevan Tofovic from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. James Bowe of King's College London.