Columbia Laboratories is an international pharmaceutical company whose mission is to provide new and better ways to meet the special health needs of people throughout the world. To achieve this objective, Columbia develops and has commercialized prescription and over-the-counter products that address the health care needs of women. This includes products used in infertility, hormonal deficiencies, vaginal odor and contraception. The company delivers these products primarily through its patented, proprietary bioadhesive delivery system that uses bioadhesion to administer medication to patients in a targeted fashion for 12 to 72 hours. This technology can deliver hormones and other difficult-to-deliver compounds. Columbia's public shares are traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CBRX. Columbia Laboratories is headquartered in Livingston, N.J.