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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.

Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.

factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.

factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.

factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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The global recombinant coagulation factors market has witnessed major growth over the past few years.
Total quantity or scope: This Framework Agreement is for the dispensing and delivery of blood coagulation factors to patients in their home or other agreed designated delivery points within Scotland.
The frozen specimens were thawed at 37[degrees]C only once and activity levels of coagulation factors II, V, VII, IX, and X were measured on a photo-optical analyzer (ACL [Automated Coagulation Laboratory] Advance, Instrumentation Laboratory Company, Inc, Lexington, Massachusetts), using PT-Fibrinogen HS (high sensitivity) reagent for factors II, V, VII, and X and APTT-SP reagent for factor IX (Instrumentation Laboratory).
About 20 percent of people receiving replacement coagulation factors develop antibodies against the donor proteins, which raises serious complications.
Only a few studies have detected the sites of mutations in coagulation factors by using monoclonal antibodies, although monoclonal antibodies for coagulation factors have been useful for studying the structure of coagulation proteins and developing sensitive immunoassays.
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com/research/pfd99m/recombinant) has announced the addition of the "Recombinant Coagulation Factors 2015: Maturation Of Recombinant Clotting Factor Pipeline And Emergence Of Gene Therapy And Alternative Procoagulants" report to their offering.
Vitamin K is well known for its role in the synthesis of a number of blood coagulation factors.
Coagulation factors are proteins that guide the thinning and clotting of blood.
Global sales of the five major recombinant products of coagulation factors VIII, IX and VIIa in 2010 were US$ 6.
Prior Information Notice: Of a medicinal product containing a combination of coagulation factors (atc: b02bd01) for na homolce hospital.