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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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In M-CSF + RANKL-treated cultures, the pit parameters (median width, FWHM and depth) were greater in Charcot patients compared with diabetic patients and healthy control subjects (Figures 2(f), 2(g), and 2(h)).
Tohma et al., "VEGF and M-CSF levels in periodontal tissue during tooth movement," Biomedical Research, vol.
El M-CSF induce la proliferacion de los precursores tempranos de los osteoclastos, su diferenciacion y fusion a osteoclastos maduros e incrementa su supervivencia.
Cells were cultured in [alpha]-MEM with 10% FBS supplemented with M-CSF (30 ng/mL), RANKL (100 ng/mL), 1% L-glutamine, 1% penicillin/streptomycin, and 1% nonessential amino acids (Gibco).
Dr Thornton said, 'The next step is to see whether maternal smoking can alter the level of growth factors, life M-CSF, which are produced by the placenta.'
Monocyte colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) increases the numbers and activity of two types of aggressive immune cells -- monocytes in the bloodstream and macrophages in body tissues.
IL-34 is a newly discovered cytokine, which is consisted of 222 amino acids and shares the same receptor with macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) [4, 5], also called colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R or CD115).
In bone marrow, osteoclasts are multinucleated giant cells that resorb mineralised tissues; they are differentiated from hematopoietic stem cells by key regulators, such as receptor activator of NF-[kappa]B ligand (RANKL) and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) [7].
Macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) and receptor activator of NF-[kappa]B ligand (RANKL) are essential cytokines for osteoclast differentiation.
One key finding of the study was the observation of elevated and relatively persistent HIV-1 pWT/BaL replication in MDMs differentiated with RPMI1640 and M-CSF. This suggests that this type of MDM could be useful as a model system for HIV-1 replication in primary human macrophages.