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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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The involvement of blood coagulation factor XIII in fibrinolysis and thrombosis.
Katona, "The involvement of blood coagulation factor XIII in fibrinolysis and thrombosis," Cardiovascular and Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, vol.
Congenital factor XIII deficiency in Switzerland: from the worldwide first case in 1960 to its molecular characterisation in 2005.
Factor XIII deficiency is considered severe when the factor level is less than 5%, moderate when it is between 5% and 10%, and mild when factor XIII levels are greater than 10%.
Among the 273 coagulation factor deficiency patients, factor VIII deficiency was in 121 (44.3%), factor IX deficiency in 32 (11.7%), factor V deficiency in 18 (6.6%), factor XIII deficiency in 15 (5.5%), factor VII deficiency in 12 (4.4%), factor X deficiency in 9 (3.3%), factor I deficiency in 8 (2.9%) and factor II deficiency was in 3 (1.1%).
18 February 2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved yesterday Corifact, the first product intended to prevent bleeding in people with the rare genetic defect congenital Factor XIII deficiency.
Using mass spectrometry, the team found that some of the protein sequences in the barnacle glue were quite similar to those in human factor XIII, which causes fibers to crosslink and form clots.
ROTEM measures the formation, stabilisation and eventual lysis of the clot, including platelet function and fibrin polymerisation (including factor XIII activity), important parameters that are not detected in standard clotting assays.
La deficiencia de factor XIII de la coagulacion hace parte del grupo de los trastornos raros de la hemostasia, entre los cuales se hallan aquellos distintos a los de los factores VIII y IX: factores I, II, V, V+VIII, VII, X y XI.
Significant independent risk factors for chronic renal disease in these patients were severe abdominal symptoms, prolonged purpura, and decreased factor XIII activity.