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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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* Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), as a growth factor, has beneficial effects on damaged ovaries.
A randomized clinical trial of endometrial perfusion with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in in vitro fertilization cycles: impact on endometrial thickness and clinical pregnancy rates.
Effectiveness of Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor in Hospitalized Infants with Neutropenia.
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Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors foster development and maturation of granulocyte colonies.
Faist, "How to leverage an endogenous immune defense mechanism: the example of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor," Critical Care Medicine, vol.
The beneficial effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) were also described for skeletal muscle disorders [9].
Anti-inflammatory effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. Curr Opin Hematol.
Zhou, "Influence of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on cardiac function in patients with acute myocardial infarction and leukopenia after revascularization," ChinMedJ (Engl, vol.
Sharma et al., "Effects of Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (GCSF) on persistent thin endometrium in Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles," Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, vol.
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a glycoprotein first recognized for its ability to facilitate the formation of neutrophilic granulocyte colonies in soft agar from bone marrow cells [1, 2].
have entered into an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration agreement for the development and commercialization of Five Prime's colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) antibody program, including FPA008 which is in Phase I development for immunology and oncology indications.

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