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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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As a company dedicated to leading scientific advances in immuno-oncology, we are committed to exploring the utility of TGF beta inhibition as a potential therapeutic to fight certain cancers," said Carl Decicco, Ph.
TGF was founded in 1928 in Jafa, by the late Tawfiq Gargour in partnership with his four sons: Nicolas, Habib, John and Allenby.
and (ii) preferable for the Company's Shareholders to the Sale to FIM TGF IV
The researchers showed that removing a gene in the myofibroblasts that makes a specific subset of proteins called alpha v integrins blocks the ability of these cells to trigger activation of TGF beta.
for the disposal of the Company's Forest Assets in their entirety to FIM TGF IV
Paclitaxel also inhibited the activity of TGF beta, the new data suggest.
3] Nonstandard abbreviations: PSA, prostate-specific antigen; AR, androgen receptor; AD, androgen dependent; AS, androgen sensitive; AI, androgen independent; KGF, keratinocyte growth factor; EGF, epidermal growth factor; IGF, insulin-like growth factor; IGF-BP, high-affinity IGF-specific binding protein; FGF, fibroblast growth factor; TGF, transforming growth factor; MPR, mouse prostate reconstitution; TbetaR, transforming growth factor-/3 receptor; bFGF, basic fibroblast growth factor; EGFR, epidermal growth factor receptor; FGFR, fibroblast growth factor receptor; aFGF, acidic fibroblast growth factor; and RA, retinoic acid.
The present Competitive Intelligence Report about TGF-R agonists and antagonists provides a competitor evaluation in the field of transforming growth factor receptor (TGF-R) or TGF targeting molecules for tissue healing or treatment of cancer and fibrotic diseases of lung, skin or kidney as of November 2009.
TGF believes that it is time to direct our research efforts toward curing the various glaucomas, with the present focus on exfoliation syndrome," says TGF president Scott Christensen.
TGF Management currently manages in excess of $700 million on behalf of the Texas Growth Fund and its newest investment fund, Southwest Opportunity Partners, L.