San Diego, California, April 20th, 2012 —

PRESS RELEASE – Executive search firm SANFORD ROSE ASSOCIATES® – SAN DIEGO, focusing exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce another successful placement.  Mr. John Schellhorn has been selected for the position of Chief Executive Officer at Monteria Medical, a company  pioneering a new cancer treatment device technology that addresses the large market for treating brain cancers that cannot be effectively treated by surgery, radiosurgery or other common therapies.

Mr. Schellhorn is an accomplished senior medical device executive with extensive global business expertise and a strength for ramping revenue within early stage companies. He joins Monteris Medical Inc. after serving most recently as Chief Commercialization Officer of Barrx Medical (acquired by Covidien in January, 2012), a leading global healthcare products company developing minimally invasive medical devices used in conjunction with endoscopy to remove precancerous tissue from the gastrointestinal tract. Prior to joining BÂRRX Medical, Inc., Schellhorn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Softscope Medical Technologies, Inc., a clinical stage, venture capital backed GI company which was sold to FUJIFILM Corporation. Before that he held commercial executive leadership positions with ev3, Inc., ACMI Corporation, DePuy AcroMed, a division of Johnson & Johnson, and Boston Scientific.  Mr. Schellhorn earned a B.A, Summa Cum Laude, from C.W. Post College, Greenvale, N.Y. Prior to his industry career, he served seven years as a U.S. Marine Corps officer and helicopter pilot.

Robin Toft, President and CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego said: “We are extremely proud to have placed Mr. Schellhorn into his new role as Chief Executive Officer of Monteris Medical.  We congratulate him on his CEO appointment and believe he will make an outstanding contribution to the commercialization of the company’s novel NeuroBlate™ System.  We look forward to the continued success of both Mr. Schellhorn and our client, Monteris Medical.”
Formed in 1999, Monteris Medical ( is a privately held medical device company dedicated to the development of innovative MRI guided, laser-based cancer treatments. Monteris Medical markets the NeuroBlate™ System (formerly AutoLITT®), a neurosurgical ablation system providing controlled therapy for difficult-to-treat brain tumors. Monteris also offers the AXiiiS® Stereotactic Miniframe; a single use platform for image-guided, stereotactic brain biopsy; and the AtamA™ Stabilization System for MRI-guided neurosurgical procedures that require rigid head fixation.

Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego is committed to filling mid to executive-level management positions exclusively in biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego is the top performing Life Sciences focused executive search firm within the global Sanford Rose Associates® network, which has 60 offices worldwide and is a member of the International Executive Search Federation (IESF).  We can help bring “A-players” to your organization – please contact President and CEO, Robin Toft at 858-546-4801  (