LabVantage Connector

The LabVantage Connector provides streamlined communication between Tulip and LabVantage LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). During a digitized manufacturing process the exchange of sample-related information is vital. Designed for rapid deployments at one site or across multiple locations, this connector serves as a base for a scalable solution to meaningfully integrate the manufacturing and QC (Quality Control) activities.

Connect Tulip apps to LabVantage LIMS


​Jörn Volckmann,  Assoc. Director

Business Advisory, Innovation & Global (Tulip) Practice Lead

Introducing Jörn, a pharma industry veteran, ISPE member and speaker, and driving force behind our success in the pharma and biotech space. With his extensive experience and knowledge, Jörn has become a key player in our team, bringing valuable insights and expertise to our operations. His passion for innovation and dedication to excellence have helped us to stay ahead of the curve and continue to deliver exceptional results for our customers.   

LabVantage LIMS Integration 

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Network Considerations
  • LabVantage Configuration
  • Tulip Configuration
  • Connector Functions



LabVantage LIMS is an industry-leading Laboratory Information Management System that is used extensively throughout the manufacturing world for test sample management.

The manufacturing process usually implies taking samples from the product and analyzing it by the Quality Control lab and subsequently notifying the production operations regarding the test outcome to release/rework/scrap the sampled WIP product.

Having immediate access to test results within manufacturing operations is crucial for ensuring the prompt release of work-in-progress products and maintaining a seamless and uninterrupted production process.

In the present document we will walk you through a generally applicable yet simplified process of handling and synchronizing test sample related data between a manufacturing system (Tulip) and LIMS.

In case you need assistance in realizing more complex interfacing scenarios please feel free to contact us.


Network Considerations

In case LabVantage LIMS is hosted in the public cloud no specific networking setup is necessary.

In case LabVantage LIMS is hosted on-premises appropriate access has to be set up for the Tulip to communicate through the local host (e. g. firewall rules adjustment -> “whitelisting” of Tulip’s IP) or respective Connector Host setup.


LabVantage Configuration

By following these steps, you can set up a LabVantage REST API connector and integrate LabVantage data into your applications or workflows effectively.


Click on the Connector configuration

Set the "Running on" field to “Cloud Connector Host” (depending on your connector host setup: choosing from the drop-down list

Set the Host to the IP of your LabVantage LIMS

Set the Port to "8080" as indicated by LabVantage LIMS.

Subsequently the connection should be tested and assured that it is functional.

Connector Functions

The present connector is using the REST API and its standard functions GET, PUT, POST and DELETE.

The following two LIMS related generic interactions have been implemented in this Connector as basic functions.

In real-life scenarios usually more complex interactions could be required that can be achieved extending the present connector and its functions. In case you need assistance in realizing the more complex scenarios please feel free to contact us.


Create Sample Function
In the common setup of LIMS being the master system for the management of test samples, when the production process reaches a sampling step defined by the Quality department, the manufacturing system requests the sample ID creation from LIMS. Subsequently LIMS creates a new sample ID and communicates it back to the manufacturing system where the sample taken from the Work-In-Progress product is labeled (manually or digitally) with the received sample ID.  


View Sample Function
As per the usual process the sample having the ID generated by LIMS is physically transferred to the Quality Lab and tested according to the relevant scenarios. As soon as the quality testing is closed the status of the sample is updated in the LIMS application.

The continuation of the production process is usually depending on the outcome of the test, hence in our View Sample function the sample ID’s data is retrieved from LIMS and visualized in the manufacturing system.