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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 researchers said that because they still saw the GM-CSF benefiting the mice several days after the mice had been infected with the flu, there is potential for using GM-CSF to treat flu and pneumonia in humans.
No statistically significant difference was noted when comparing the GM-CSF levels in the sera of patients with various variables such as age, sex, family history, stress, disease activity, and type, p > 0.
A product of 435 bp was amplified using polymerized chain reaction for mature region of chi- GM-CSF gene (Fig.
GM-CSF regulates protein and lipid catabolism by alveolar macrophages.
We believe that GM-CSF represents a biologically plausible link between a local infection and a systemic response," 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.
GM-CSF genes promote the production of lymphocytes and doctors hope they would either prevent a recurrence of cancer or slow the spread of the disease.
Researchers know these naturally occurring molecules by many acronyms, including G-CSF, GM-CSF and EPO.
We believe that the broad antigen expression and the secretion of GM-CSF make GVAX an ideal component of combination immunotherapy.
The objective of the study was to determine whether PROSTVAC alone or in combination with GM-CSF could prolong overall survival in men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic mCRPC.
The therapy instigates cell lysis, "which ruptures tumors, releasing tumor-derived antigens, which along with GM-CSF, may promote an antitumor response," the company said in a press release.