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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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Hepatocyte growth factor affects satellite cell activation and differentiation in regenerating skeletal muscle.
Skeletal muscle satellite cell proliferation in response to members of the fibroblast growth factor family and hepatocyte growth factor.
For instance, when exposed to ultraviolet light, the skin releases proteins that increase production of hepatocyte growth factor.
Title: Pharmacodynamic (PD) - Pharmacokinetic (PK) study of ficlatuzumab (F), a monoclonal antibody (MAB) directed to the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), in patients (PTS) with advanced solid tumors who have liver metastases (METS)
The c-MET signalling pathway consists of the mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (c-MET) transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor and its ligand hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) or scatter factor (SF).
One mechanism Angion Biomedica discovered to be particularly responsive to intervention is a pathway involving hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), a kinase that triggers a powerful reparative response.
The Competitive Intelligence Report c-MET/HGF Inhibitors as of October 2008 provides a competitor analysis in the development pipeline of novel emerging inhibitors of c-MET receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) and its ligand hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) or scatter factor (SF) for treatment of solid tumors.
today announced that it has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability and recommended dose of SCH900105 (AV-299), its novel, highly potent antibody to hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), administered intravenously in patients with relapsed or refractory solid tumors or lymphoma.
The protein product of the c-Met oncogene is the tyrosine kinase receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), and Compugen has discovered soluble variants of this receptor.

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