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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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Another important limitation is the inclusion of large numbers of diabetes patients in order to obtain enough PAD patients for analysis since diabetes affects angiogenic growth factors independent of PAD.
Over the past decades there has been increased interest in the role of angiogenic growth factors in the development of maternal and fetal complications.
With at least 20 known angiogenic growth factors in the human body and many vectors (molecules responsible for carrying the gene or growth factor to the site where it's needed) that can be employed to deliver them, it may be that the ideal pairing of growth factor and vector just has not been discovered yet.
Expression of the angiogenic growth factors VEGF, FGF-2, EGF and their receptors in normal human endometrium during the menstrual cycle.
Microvascular endothelium activated by a number of cytokines and angiogenic growth factors can express proinflammatory molecules involved in leukocyte recruitment and activation [33-35].
Although angiogenic growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor, (5) 1 acidic fibroblast growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor have been studied, these are slow acting (8-17), whereas myocardial necrosis caused by coronary occlusion occurs rapidly, within a matter of hours (15-19).
One of the underlying mechanisms is their paracrine secretion of angiogenic growth factors that induce microvasculature [28].
Among these problems: artificially fabricated blood vessels do not readily branch out and network with host blood vessels, and blood vessels induced by angiogenic growth factors tend to be immature and "leaky."
In addition, Corautus is licensing certain intellectual property from CSEMC, including its pending patent applications covering the use of angiogenic growth factors for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.
(Weston, FL) and the University of Florida's (Gainesville, FL) Powell Gene Therapy Center announced an agreement to develop a 2nd generation stem cell recruiting myoblast technology with the addition of controlled release of angiogenic growth factors for improving blood supply.