The Center for Research and Development in Food Cryotechnology (CIDCA) was created by an agreement dated February 10, 1973, between the National University of La Plata, the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and the Scientific Research Commission of the Province of Buenos Aires (CIC). It is currently academically and administratively dependent on these three institutions.

Our first director, between 1973 and 1985, was Dr. Alfredo Calvelo. Subsequently, the directorship was held by Dr. María Cristina Añón, from 1985 to 2002, and by Dr. Noemi E. Zaritzky, from 2003 to 2016.

CIDCA is composed of a multidisciplinary scientific-technological research group dedicated to Food Science, Technology and Engineering.

We are at 47 and 116 street, inside one of the UNLP campus in the city of La Plata. (See Location)