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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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Group GM-CSF IFN-[gamma] IL-1[beta] IL-2 IL-4 Control n 6 6 6 6 6 Mean (pg/mg) 0.
The time-dependent expression of the genes by stimulation with the antigen showed that ILs-2, 3, 4 and 13 and GM-CSF mRNA levels increased at 30 min and reached a maximum at 1-2 h, then, decreased to near normal levels 8 h after stimulation, but TNF-[alpha] increased earlier than the other cytokines, reaching a maximum at 30min.
The association between infection and GM-CSF concentrations persisted even after the investigators controlled for center, tobacco use, and bacterial vaginosis, said Dr.
Treatment with IL-2 caused a temporary flu-like syndrome, (23) and pain, redness, and swelling were observed in the majority of patients at the sites of GM-CSF injection.
5 when a research group led by assistant professor Kenzaburo Tani removed the man's right kidney and then introduced immunity-enhancing GM-CSF genes into cancer cells taken from the diseased kidney.
ELISA results indicated the presence of various concentrations of GM-CSF but were negative for the other three cytokines.
Researchers know these naturally occurring molecules by many acronyms, including G-CSF, GM-CSF and EPO.
KB003 is a potent inhibitor of GM-CSF, a cytokine thought to be central to the inflammatory response that activates immune cells believed to play a key role in the two main phenotypes of asthma, allergic and non-allergic," said Nestor A.
Preclinical studies have shown lenzilumab can be used to cause apoptosis in CMML cells by depriving them of GM-CSF.
GM-CSF is a normal protein that promotes the initiation of immune responses and thus enhances the ability of the vaccine to elicit blocking antibodies for the SIV virus before it enters cells.
Fibroblasts under basal culture conditions express much higher levels of IL-6 and GM-CSF compared with AMs.