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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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coli to bladder epithelial cells, but the virulence factors do not impart uropathogenic properties to all EAEC isolates (10).
As phospholipases and aspartyl proteinases are important virulence factors (Yang, 2003), their absence or lowered secretion may indicate reduced Candida virulence in presence of OSEO.
As the usp gene is predicted to encode a virulence factor of UPEC, it would be interesting to see if UPEC express Usp during the course of UTI, which could be investigated using experimental animal UTI model.
al, suggested that the cpa may be a virulence factor involved in serum resistance and attribute to the pathogen's ability to cause meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis (1).
The result was decreased secreted protease activity of SpeB, a key virulence factor for tissue destruction and dissemination.
aeruginosa isolates was used to amplify the biofilm forming encoding genes: pilA, fliC, cupAl, lasl, algC and pelC and the virulence factor encoding genes: rhIA, lasA, lasB, plcH, aprA by qualitative real-time PCR using specific primers (Table 2).
Streptococcus pyogenes possesses considerable virulence factors (surface associated, secretary factors or toxins), for causing infection (3,4).
In addition, 10 of 20 CA-MRSA isolates tested positive for the Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene, which code for a known CA-SA virulence factor.
Community-acquired MRSA tends to be susceptible to those agents, but it often has genes for encoding Panton-Valentine leukocidin, which is the presumed virulence factor for its necrotizing ability, he said.