Celebrating 10 Years!
OII-YS™ (adjuvant) was developed in 2008 by a collaboration between agronomist Robin Borden and plant molecular biologist Dr. Andre Blanchard for the agricultural industry. Soon after the product development, the O2YS Corp was formed with the help of Mark Nichols and Dan Dunn. This video captures the 10 year history of results, business partners and the success of the product. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our 10 year story.
O2YS Corporation is the originator of OII-YS™, a uniquely formulated natural adjuvant. The company grew out of an agronomist’s desire to create the perfect formula of natural ingredients to encourage maximum growth and enhanced yields for agriculture and horticulture crop production.
O2YS Corporation utilizes a unique chemistry and manufacturing process to yield a superior agricultural adjuvant formulation with many features and benefits to agriculturists, turf specialists, and gardeners.
Years of research and development into the industrial applications and manufacturing processes have resulted in the most sophisticated chitosan adjuvant available to the agricultural marketplace: OII-YS™.
O2YS Corporation Plant
105 Stanton Street • Broussard, LA 70518-3438 • 337-445-3657
Corporate Mailing Address:
O2YS Corporation • PO Box 2096 • Carrollton, GA 30112
Meet the Founder of O2YS
President & CEO
A graduate of Mississippi State, Agronomist Robin Borden has culminated his 50+ year career with reaching the pinnacle of the Agronomist creed of leaving this world better than he found it. As the visionary of OII-YS™, Robin acknowledges that he was the core of many pieces that came together around him that led to the full development of the product. After securing the manufacturing rights, Robin has lead a team to produce, test and distribute the product that is changing the Agriculture landscape across the globe. O2YS products are currently being used in 10 countries spanning over 4 continents.
Meet the Scientist of O2YS
André Blanchard, Ph.D.
Technology & Operations
Our proprietary manufacturing operations are located in Broussard, LA close to where our scientist lives. The “science” behind the formula was created, developed and is manufactured under the supervision of Dr. André Blanchard. Originally from south Louisiana, André spent most of his young life growing up in Inverness, Scotland (you’ll be treated to both accents). He attended the University of the West of Scotland getting his bachelors in Applied Biology. André went on to gain his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Exeter in southwest England. From there, he returned home in 1992.
André brings a combined 25 years experience in academia and the private sector. André has worked with industrial scale recycling technologies and specialty chemicals manufacture. Within these industries, he 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. André 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.
André’s association with chitosan over the past 18 years has involved researching and formulating new products, designing manufacturing processes, marketing and commercialization.
André is leveraging his experiences to leading future innovations of a variety of products, and constantly improving the manufacturing process.
Learn More or Place an Order
Mark Nichols, John Hendrix, or Tom Wood of our distributor Organisan Corporation will be glad to assist you in learning more about O2YS products or placing an order. You can also visit Organisan’s website by clicking their logo below.
“No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Together, the unbelievable is believable. We are focused on supporting our customers and their industry associations. Together, we believe we can find new solutions, improve quality and contribute to greater profitability for farmers as we build relationships for the future.”
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mark Nichols