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This book is the first systems biology text to focus on how systems biology can be specifically applied to enhance drug discovery and development, with particular emphasis on real-world examples. Other texts on systems biology to date have focused on particular subdisciplines of systems biology (such as cellular networks) and have not specifically addressed drug discovery and development. This book introduces key methodologies and technical approaches for helping to solve many of the current challenges facing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The target audience for the book includes those training or currently involved in all phases of drug discovery and development. Specific examples include life scientists, pharmacologists, computational and systems biology modelers, bioinformaticians, clinicians, and pharmaceutical/biotech management. The methods and case studies presented here will help researchers understand the diverse applications of the systems approach and integrate these technologies into their drug discovery and development programs. Those who incorporate these approaches successfully should increase their organization’s competitiveness to address unmet market needs as well as more complex diseases and therapies.