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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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Recent clinical studies investigated the dual role of G-CSF in the activation of bone marrow cells and neuroprotection.
G-CSF is typically used to enhance the movement of stem cells into the peripheral circulation where they can be harvested.
The development of a generic biopharmaceutical version of G-CSF will build on Barr's initial efforts in biopharmaceutical development.
9 pg/mL for maternal serum G-CSF, which had a sensitivity of 63% and a specificity of 79% for predicting funisitis.
Conclusions: A significant increase in muscle strength in this patient may indicate beneficial effects of G-CSF factor in this disorder.
Previous studies have shown that giving G-CSF to unselected heart attack patients failed to satisfactorily improve their condition, but G-CSF may potentially be beneficial if given earlier than 37 hours following myocardial infarction and coronary intervention," said Takuji Toyama, principal researcher from Gunma Prefectural Cardiovascular Center (Maebashi, Japan).
Mozobil may also reduce the number of patients who require a second mobilization procedure due to a failure to mobilize sufficient numbers of cells with current therapy of G-CSF alone.
G-CSF, mainly indicated for treating chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, was developed by Teva in collaboration with an unidentified partner.
Kirin has strong presence in hematology field through its product pipeline including CliniMACS, Busulfex and second-generation of G-CSF in Japan.
The claims of the patent include one or more naked CD22 antibodies used alone and in combination with other therapeutic agents including drugs, other B-cell antibodies such as CD20 and CD19, and even with cytokines, such as G-CSF," commented Immunomedics' President and Chief Operating Officer, Cynthia L.