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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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1 osoczopochodnego concentrate of clotting factor IX delivered to the patient~s home / to the hemophilia treatment center.
In a recent study published in Biomaterials, they confirmed efficacy of their method for FDA approval and human use, producing a drug that promotes tolerance to clotting factors, which could be taken by hemophilia patients, using freeze-dried lettuce capsules.
Injecting clotting factor might be the only effective way to treat hemophilia.
He said that regular infusions of clotting factor several times a week reduces the risk of bleeding.
This profile included smaller waists, lower levels of potentially harmful blood fats, and lower glucose, insulin, and clotting factor levels in men.
They reported all bleeds requiring extra infusions of clotting factor during one year, then answered questions about what they had been doing during the eight hours before the bleed.
Genetic aberrations with impaired synthesis or functional defects are responsible for hereditary forms of reduced clotting factor activity, as seen in hemophilias A (factor VIII), B (factor IX), and C (factor XI).
If his prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time are abnormal, fresh frozen plasma may help correct a clotting factor deficiency.
is a specialty infusion pharmacy, serving clients who require clotting factor, IVIg and other medications for complex chronic conditions.
The missing clotting factor is injected into the bloodstream using a needle.
Thawing procedures and the time course of clotting factor activity in fresh frozen plasma: a controlled laboratory investigation.
FFP thawed at high temperatures may denature clotting factors but no study has addressed the postulate of clotting factor activation in FFP thawed at high temperatures.