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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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Episodes can occur, and recur, after months or years of complete TNF neutralization in the blood.
Secretion of tumor necrosis factor a and lymphotoxin a in relation to polymorphisms in the TNF genes and HLA-DR alleles.
My research specifically focuses on how TNF is produced by the heart, and on developing ways to inhibit its production.
Under the agreement, the parties will jointly develop a safer formulation to deliver more TNF to solid tumors and will evaluate the product in clinical studies, scheduled to start in early 2004.
Although researchers ``don't know the precise mechanism'' of how the monoclonal antibody acts on TNF, it appears to inhibit the function of certain immune cells inside the inflamed intestinal lining, Targan said in an interview Tuesday.
Moon Shin at the University of Maryland published an article suggesting that astrocytes--the cells which form scars in MS lesions--might be capable of producing TNF themselves.
We are excited to announce that the Tennessee Nurses Foundation (TNF) is thriving; and many ongoing changes and additions will be done as the TNF Board of Trustees works toward the TNF mission of promoting professional excellence in nursing.
The as-yet-unpublished SABER herpes zoster analysis included more than 35,000 patients with diseases for which TNF inhibitors are indicated.
TNF pathophysiology; molecular and cellular mechanisms.