For our first milestone in in our cure (integrated math and science) class, we made 3D models of medicine. I made zolpidem. It is used to treat insomina and is used in drugs like Ambien, Stilnox, and Sublinox. We did this to get a better understanding of how our medicine works by making a 3D version of it. We built our medicines out of Styrofoam balls and sticks, then we spray painted them. The white balls represent hydrogen, blue balls are nitrogen, black balls are carbon, and the red ball represents oxygen (Pub Med Health, 2011).
April 17, 2012, by JH