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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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Factor V is a structurally unique coagulation factor (24) composed of a heavy chain and a light chain, joined by a connecting region (Figure 2).
Factor XIII: A coagulation factor with multiple plasmatic and cellular functions.
Of these 435 patients coagulation factor deficiency was the most frequent with factor VIII deficiency being the commonest.
For clinical manifestation, it is easy to consider its appearance/non-appearance as an event with two options, but it is hard to present a mutation, which can occur at different position with different amino acid at coagulation factor IX, as an event with limited choices.
Vtgs 1 and 2, choriogenins 2 and 3, ER[alpha], and coagulation factor XI increased in a concentration-dependent manner in the E[E.
profiles of most promising coagulation factors in the pipeline;
The concentrate of the coagulation factor must be supplied with a kit enabling its administration.
By hemophilia type, global recombinant coagulation factor is divided into hemophilia A and hemophilia B.
Biopharmaceutical company China Biologic Products (NASDAQ:CBPO) reported on Tuesday the receipt of the Good Manufacturing Practices ("GMP") certification from the China Food and Drug Administration (the "CFDA") for its new coagulation factor production facility.
Gelrner Leibbrandt, unit-director of marketing and sales at Sanquin Plasma Products, said, "There is an unmet medical need for coagulation factors in the hemophilia community.
Although some work has been done to determine the coagulation factor levels in specimens from patients on VKA therapy, the available information does not directly answer these questions.