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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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Key parameters that influence the CL of infused FVIII in inhibitor negative persons with severe HA were patient age and the level of circulating VWF:Ag.
A likely explanation for these observations involves conformational changes associated with breakup of noncovalent bonds linking VWF aggregates but not covalent bonds within the multimers.
Potential mechanisms for AVWS associated with MGUS include vWF-specific inhibitors [3, 4, 8, 10, 11], adsorption of vWF multimers onto malignant cells [3, 4, 10, 12], formation of immune complexes between vWF and nonspecific antibodies [10,13], and increased degradation of vWF multimers [4, 14].
Von Willebrand factor ristocetin cofactor (VWF: RCo) activity was measured with an in-house assay in a aggregometer (Chronolog Aggregometer 490) that measures the rate of aggregation of platelets in the presence of VWF and ristocetin.
* Plasma vWF antigen level was assayed by ELISA technique using AsserachromvWF kit (DiagnosticaStago, France).
[19] found low plasma level of factor VIII and VWF; low levels have been recognized as a cause of bleeding.
The airport dropped to ninth place with a market share of 3%, VWF also reported.
The interrelation between inflammation and metabolic abnormalities in DM may lead to endothelial injury and the release of von Willebrand factor (VWF) [6].
von Willebrand disease (VWD), reportedly the most common bleeding disorder, arises from deficiency and/ or defects of von Willebrand factor (VWF).
Congenital TTP is associated with a deficiency in a plasma metalloprotease, ADAMTS 13, that cleaves a specific peptide bond in the von Willebrand factor (VWF) subunit, thereby decreasing the size of VWF multimers.