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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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We are extremely thankful to Haemophilia Federation India for providing our patients with Factor VIII and IX free of cost.
Acquired hemophilia: A natural history study of 16 patients with factor VIII inhibitors receiving little or no therapy.
I kept raising questions about the safety of Factor VIII - for the safety of my wife and any children we might have.
Baudo F, de Cataldo F: Acquired factor VIII inhibitors in pregnancy: Data from the Italian Haemophilia Register relevant to clinical practice.
Of these 435 patients coagulation factor deficiency was the most frequent with factor VIII deficiency being the commonest.
Some individuals begin to produce antibodies to foreign factor VIII, or factor VIII inhibitors, that reduce the effectiveness of these injections.
In contrast, the new technique from TSRI selectively disables immune cells responsible for Factor VIII rejection, while leaving the rest of the immune system intact.
Because factor VIII reductions can be associated with impaired protection by its carrier protein, von Willebrand factor, it is advisable to quantitatively measure the von Willebrand factor antigen and test for the functional von Willebrand factor ristocetin cofactor.
It has been reported that molecular defects in the factor VIII gene and the major histocompatibility complex molecules, especially FILA class II alleles, are associated with antibody formation.
When a mixing study does not correct and factor VIII levels are undetected, the investigation should focus on an inhibitor.
Alphanate contains the clotting proteins factor VIII (antihemophilic factor) and VWF, and minimizes the risk of hemorrhage by temporarily increasing the plasma level of factor VIII, an essential cofactor in activation of factor X that leads to thrombin and fibrin formation.
Goldenberg and his associates prospectively evaluated factor VIII levels, D-dimer values, and other thrombophilia lab measurements in 130 children with radiologically confirmed acute thrombotic events, including deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, catheter-treated thrombosis, cerebral sinovenous thrombosis, and ischemic arterial stroke.