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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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This was also supported by the platelet activation factor data as given in table 1, indicating no increase in platelet factor 4 release activated by the microspheres on incubation with blood compared to untreated blood.
Drugs induced immune destruction of platelets can be caused by two mechanisms: a drug dependent binding of Fab part of the pathological IgG with the platelets, causing their destruction, and in the second type Fab portion of the pathological IgG binds to platelet factor 4(PF4).
It is caused by antibodies against platelet factor 4-heparin complex.
For example, a small study found significantly elevated levels of platelet factor 4 among 12 depressed patients after a myocardial infarction, compared with 12 matched, nondepressed participants (Psychiatry Res.
Yet when the serum samples were tested for reactivity with antibodies, 100% of the samples reacted to platelet factor 4 bound to unfractionated heparin and to enoxaparin, but none reacted to platelet factor 4 bound to fondaparinux, suggesting "that immune thrombocytopenia would be unlikely to occur with fondaparinux," Dr.
These cytokines include platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor B1, platelet-derived epidermal growth factor, platelet-derived angiogenesis factor platelet factor 4, and platelet-activating factor.
The researchers insert into the virus the gene for platelet factor 4 (PF4), a substance that stops the growth of blood vessels.
Calculate the average number of platelets per OIF and multiply by the platelet factor.