Our Story

Our story began in 2013, when Professor Jouko Yliruusi and Dr. Sami Svanbäck devised the project plan for what was to become the SPA™ technology. The simple idea of imaging the dissolution process opened up a completely new way to measure physicochemical properties of materials - seeing is truly believing. The SPA™ technology was refined during the years 2013-2018.


Founded in 2018 as a spin-out from the University of Helsinki, The Solubility Company provides measurement services based on the proprietary image-based SPA™ method as a preclinical contract research organization (CRO) .

Our service laboratory is based in Helsinki, Finland and is operated by a highly skilled team with more than 50 years of experience in physical chemistry, pharmaceutical development and high-tech R&D.

The SPA Team

Science with heart


We are a youthful and highly skilled team of professionals passionate about science, technology and life.

Physical chemistry is our passion and we are here to help you and your organization deliver.


Corporate Governance

Dr. Sami Svanbäck

CEO, Member of the Board

Dr. Svanbäck is a serial entrepreneur and inventor who has led the transformation of the SPA technology from an academic project into an internationally succesful growth company.

Dr. Ville Voipio

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Voipio has over 20 years of experience in R&D, senior management and board positions of international B2B high-tech companies.

Prof. Jouko Yliruusi

Member of the Board

Prof. Yliruusi has over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and academia and has taken part in the development over 200 drug products and several internationally successful startups.

Harry Santamäki

Head of Advisory Network

Mr. Santamäki is a successful startup accelerator and seed investor with experience in running international startups and of top positions in larger tech companies.


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