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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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Tissue factor (TF), a 47-kDa membrane-bound glycoprotein, is the predominant activator of blood coagulation that interacts with coagulation factor VII/VIIa and initiates blood coagulation (Manly et al.
These results suggest that oxidized low-density lipoproteins induce tissue factor expression on monocytes and this contributes to formation of an occlusive thrombus after plaque rupture.
Tissue factor, a measure of endothelial perturbation, was measured as expression on monocytes and platelets, as numbers of tissue factor expressing MP, and as plasma protein [see Supplemental Material, Table 4 (doi:10.
Inflammatory cytokines upregulate endothelial expression of tissue factor, the procoagulant protein required for factor VIIa activity," and down regulate endothelial expression of heparin sulfate/ glycosaminoglycans, the cofactors for the anticoagulant activity of antithrombin.
The integration of Sunol's tissue factor antagonist program into Tanox will enhance our product portfolio with an additional clinical-stage product," said Nancy T.
Inhibition of these activated coagulation pathways is maintained by (1) tissue factor pathway inhibitor, which prolongs the initiation stage of coagulation (low-level thrombin production); (2) AT, which decreases the rate of thrombin development during the propagation stage (explosive thrombin production)[3]; and (3) the protein C system, which is activated when thrombin binds with thrombomodulin on the vessel.
To create an intravenous drug, Thorpe used a human protein called tissue factor, or TF, that is vital in helping people's blood clot.
The market scenario is expected to change with the launch of new therapies, such as tissue factor (TF) antagonists, CD modulators, p38 kinase inhibitors and DNA polymerase inhibitors.
In Vitro Studies into BAY 1093884 Anti Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor Antibody:
According to the old model, an injury to the wall of blood vessels causes smooth muscle cells to expose a clot-organizing protein called tissue factor.
French multicentric evaluation of recombinant tissue factor (Recombiplastin) for determination of prothrombin time.

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