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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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Nerve growth factor therapy should overcome the deficiencies of cholinesterase inhibitors.
Whereas nerve growth factor was described first in the chronological order, BDNF is the best known member of the group regarding their functions in the non-neuronal events.
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Using diabetic rats and isolated retinal cells cultured in high glucose, El-Remessy and colleagues found that oral treatment with the drug atorvastatin blocked the formation of free radicals in the retina, which restored proper levels of nerve growth factor and preserved neurons in the retina.
Upon addition of nerve growth factor (NGF), PC12 cells begin to differentiate and develop axonal projections and electrical excitability (Das and Barone 1999; Fujita et al.
The cells were programmed to produce high amounts of a protein known as nerve growth factor, which nourishes nerve cells and helps them to grow and maintain connections with other brain cells, reported principal investigator Mark Tuszynski, MD of the University of California, San Diego at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting last month.
Scientists also know that stress reduces the production of a certain type of nerve growth factor found in the hippocampus by as much as 50 percent.
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Antibodies against Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) are analgesic in rodent models and in humans with DJD.
Recombinant human Nerve Growth Factor (rhNGF), developed and manufactured by the Dompe Group and based on the research ofNobel Prize winner Rita Levi Montalcini, recently received orphan drug designation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States FDA regulatory agencies for the treatment of Retinitis pigmentosa.