Ad Maiora has the goal to develop effective and safe surgical techniques for veterinary patients and to create tools that facilitate the surgeon’s task.
Thanks to the intellectual contribution and direct experience of the surgeons who collaborate in this development, Ad Maiora considers itself a constantly evolving reality, in an attempt to give effective answers to the problems encountered in the surgical practice.
An Ad Maiora tool is therefore the concrete realization of the ideas and the passion that animate the veterinary surgeons.
Ad Maiora history
Ad Maiora was founded in February 2013 by the intent of the 4 founding members to give a more entrepreneurial role to the design, development, production and marketing of innovative products for veterinary surgery, combining different skills.
The basic criterion is to respond to the needs of new techniques, materials and systems for a rapidly expanding sector such as that of veterinary surgery, listening to the inputs coming from the surgeons and trying to translate them into the realization of solutions, thus representing the point of union between the medical and the engineering and industrial sides.
Obviously respecting the peculiarities of the veterinary world. Collaborations on these two sides have multiplied, and currently are active several development projects, some of which led to patented products.
The ability to jointly use the many information needed to develop a surgical implant is critical to the success of the project.
The inputs and needs of medical origin must be merged into a process that includes their engineering-type analysis, which in turn leads to industrial production. Throughout the journey a close interaction is required between all the competences involved, so that each one can contribute to the overall process.
This requires contributions of a medical, surgical, engineering, material technology, processing technology, up to the prototype that then must be tested for its clinical efficacy. It is for this reason that all the figures that contribute to the process must be harmonized to achieve the goal, and that is why the products we have developed make us so proud.
Ad Maiora team members
Gian Luca Rovesti
Dr. Rovesti graduated at Parma University in 1982, and has been working since the be-ginning of his career at the veterinary clinic “M. E. Miller”, in Cavriago, Italy. He spent visit-ing periods at the universities of Zurich, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and at the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston. He passed the ECVS board exam in 1997. He presented about 200 lectures in national and international meetings, and has been invited speaker for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) meeting. He has been director of the AO advanced course and of many orthopaedic courses. He has been ortho-paedic consultant for the Vienna University for the years 2009-2010. He is chief of the sur-gery at the Miller clinic. He authored about 60 publications, some of those on international journals, three sections of the 2005 edition of the AO manual, and a chapter of “Complica-tions in small animal surgery” book. His main interests are intraoperative skeletal traction, arthroscopy, stifle surgery and hybrid external fixation.
Graduated at Parma University in 1998, and followed post graduation training periods in various national and international institutions, focusing his area of interest to general surgery and traumatology, orthopedic surgery and emergency surgery. Attended many seminars, courses and AO-ASIF masters about orthopedics in small animals, and spent a visiting period at the University of Florida in Gainesville (USA). Founding partner in 2003 of the first Clinic with First Aid in the city of Parma, until 2012 he was the responsible for emergency surgery and traumatology. Since 2012 he works as a freelance in orthopedics and traumatology of small animals in various facilities, and as an emergency surgeon contracted at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Parma. Since 2013 he is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Parma. Since 2014 he is an instructor and speaker at national courses for hybrid and linear fixation and for X-Porous TTA. His areas of interest are hybrid, circular and linear external fixation with radiolucent materials and X-Porous TTA for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs.