CARROLLTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Researcher and molecular biologist André Blanchard, Ph.D. joins the O2YS Corporation’s executive management team with a combined 20 years of experience in academia and the private sector. He earned his doctorate in plant molecular biology from the University of Exeter (UK). From there, he spent four years in academia primarily teaching in a small, private, liberal arts college and engaged in collaborative biomedical research.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Andre’ to our team,” said O2YS President and CEO Robin Borden. “His extensive expertise in plant microbial analysis and his skilled use of chitosan as an adjuvant in plant growth and preservation will be a critical asset to O2YS.”
In the private sector, Blanchard has worked with industrial scale recycling technologies and also specialty chemicals manufacturing. Within these industries, Blanchard has gained experience in directing product and process research and development. These efforts led in the technical development of a process (now a US Patent) for manufacturing a key raw material. Blanchard is also experienced in small business management, consulting, technology transfer, commercializing technologies, project management, process design and manufacturing strategies. He also initiated several collaborative projects with leading universities involving several external grant funded efforts from federal agencies.
“I have not been this excited over a product in more than 20 years,” said Blanchard. “Based on the 2014 commercial crop yields that show unbridled growth in various row crops throughout the United States and Central America, I am looking forward to further exploring how the unbelievable benefits of this product can impact other industries as well. OII-YS is a perfect counterpart for fertilizers and protectants ensuring farmers across crop industries reap the greatest benefits.”
Blanchard is engaged in several outside consulting projects and serves on the board of a biotech company headquartered in the northeast US.
About O2YS Corporation
O2YS Corporation is the originator of OII-YS™, a uniquely formulated natural adjuvant. O2YS Corporation utilizes a unique chemistry and manufacturing process to yield a superior agricultural adjuvant utilizing chitin and chitosan with many features and benefits to agriculturists, turf specialists, and gardeners.