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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 happens when the body forms antibodies that attack the clotting factors or when the involved gene spontaneously mutates or becomes defective.
In patients with aPTT prolongations and hemorrhagic diathesis, acquired clotting factor inhibitors have to be considered.
From these retrospective data, it appears evident that the severely injured, coagulopathic patient needs not only oxygen carrying capacity and volume from packed red blood cells, but also clotting factors from FFP in a high ratio approaching a 1:1 ratio.
Given the considerable time it takes to prepare clotting factors for infusion, and the rapid nature of massive obstetric hemorrhage, the obstetrician may have only minutes to make life-saving decisions about management.
Adding to the frustration is the general ambiguity of the "administration fees," an issue that troubles Donna Ligda, a clinical nurse specialist and employee of Curative Pharmacy Services, the country's third-largest hemophilia specialty pharmacy provider of blood clotting factor.
The bleeding can only be stopped by injecting clotting factor, whether extracted from other people's blood or artificially created.
But there was such a small amount of clotting factor in a pint of plasma, that hemophiliacs would need vast amounts of plasma to increase their clotting factor levels.
Other measures of rFVIIIFc's activity in the body reinforce its long-lasting characteristics: the mean time for maintaining a clotting factor activity level associated with less bleeding (time to 1 percent) was approximately 5 days for rFVIIIFc compared to 3.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 17, 2017-Grifols announces donation of 140 million international blood clotting factor units to the World Federation of Hemophilia Humanitarian Aid Program
M2 PHARMA-April 17, 2017-Grifols announces donation of 140 million international blood clotting factor units to the World Federation of Hemophilia Humanitarian Aid Program
However, people with hemophilia have lower levels of clotting factor in the blood and bleeding continues for much longer periods," explained Dr Ahmed Abdulaziz Abdelbari, clinical pharmacist at Hamad General Hospital and one of the chief organisers of the event.
Naeem Leghari said that the primary treatment for moderate to severe hemophilia is factor replacement therapy, which involves replacing the bloods deficient clotting factor.